Skullbase surgery. Our intensive and lengthy training for surgery on the side of the skullbase benefits patients from near and far.
As you might, expect skull base surgery, especially surgical procedures in the area of the lateral skull base, is a very specialised area of head surgery. The anatomy of the zone reveals densely packed bones, nerves, blood vessels, lymphatics and glands. When a surgical procedure is planned, not only must the target area of operation be in focus, but an appropriate surgical access also has to be planned in advance. For any surgery at the base of the skull, you have to be careful that there is no unintentional injury or permanent functional limitation to the vital structures immediately below and the side of the brain.
We have many years of experience as specialists in surgery of the ear and middle ear. The difference between specialist ear surgery and surgery of lateral skull base becomes blurred due to the housing of the hearing organ in the lateral skull base. The areas merge virtually seamlessly. Therefore, operations at the lateral skull base can just as well be classified as advanced ear surgery. We are committed to providing our patients with our expertise and experience gained from our many operations. We work together with highly specialised colleagues from other disciplines, determined by the type of tumour and its location: www.schaedel-basis.de
If your local doctor diagnoses a serious condition; for example, he has come to the conclusion that a tumour in the lateral skull base, a tumour of the parotid gland is spreading into the lateral skull base or another condition requires surgery, you can consult us and we can advise you on the further stages of the evaluation process. If a purely conservative treatment is unsuitable, on request we will perform the necessary operation on the lateral skull base.
As every human being is different and in medicine, because of its very nature, the success of a method cannot be guaranteed, all of our patients receive information before the treatment starts about the procedure, possible alternatives and even about possible risks and complications. Because we want to achieve the best possible care in partnership with you.
Operation on the glomus jugulare tumor/paraganglioma – removal of a tumour from the petrous bone
As an important first step before removing a glomus tumour in the area of the petrous bone, as a rule we have to relocate the facial nerve to provide type A infratemporal access.
Acoustic neuroma –
Removal of a tumour from the cerebellopontine angle
Has your doctor diagnosed a tumor in the cerebellopontine angle? Often, this can even be treated without an operation. We are happy to offer you expert advice.
Removal of a tumour from the cerebral membrane
Even if this type of tumour on the cerebral membrane is usually benign: as it spreads it can affect other functional areas.