Skull Base Surgery at NFSC

Skull base conditions occur deep within the head, at the junction of the top of the nose and sinuses, just beneath the brain, often between and behind the eyes.   Modern endoscopic surgery offers significant advantages for patients with these conditions. An experienced, fellowship trained rhinologist can successfully address these tumors for patients.  However, due to their location, a multidisciplinary team approach is often used, thereby combining the talents of several surgical and medical specialists.  We routinely work with neurosurgeons, occuloplastic surgeons, neuroradiologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and head and neck surgeons to address these conditions.

Dr. Bolger has considerable experience in several benign conditions of the skull base regions such as encephaloceles and inverted papilloma.  He pioneered endoscopic surgical approaches for encephalocele conditions and refined surgical approaches for benign tumors such as inverted papilloma.  Dr. Naseri’s advanced fellowship training included considerable training in malignant skull base tumors and his practice has had a significant focus in assisting patients with a variety of benign and malignant tumors of the skull base.

Examples of skull base tumors include:

  • pituitary tumors
  • meningioma
  • esthesioneuroblastoma
  • squamous cell carcinoma
  • juvenile angiofibroma
  • orbital tumors and cysts
  • chordoma
  • cholesterol granulomas
  • epidermoid tumors and others
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