The skull base/cranial base is a critical area of the body that forms the interface between the brain, ear, sinuses, and eyes, and through which pass numerous important nerves, blood vessels, and other structures. Disorders and lesions of the skull base are notoriously difficult to treat due to their close proximity to vital structures.
At the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, our Comprehensive Skull Base Tumor Center brings together experienced specialists from Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Neurological Surgery, Ophthalmology, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Pathology, and Neuroradiology to deliver state-of-the-art, personalized treatment to our patients. Our multidisciplinary care team utilizes the latest technology, endoscopic techniques, and a robust understanding of the biology and behavior of skull base pathology to improve outcomes for our patients.
Our providers are leaders in their field and work with their national and international colleagues within the North American Skull Base Society, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and others.