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Lateral Skull Base Surgery

At UCSF, the Lateral Skull Base Surgery Division is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, and scientists devoted to the care of patients with problems in posterior and lateral cranial base. The team provides comprehensive evaluations to determine the cause and extent of tumors, infections, and injuries of the temporal bone and related structures.

The Skull Base Surgery Team offers a wide range of treatment options customized to meet the needs of each patient and employs cutting-edge technology to provide advanced and the best care for patients. These surgical approaches include intraoperative navigation, neurophysiological monitoring, and the most up-to-date stereotactic radiation technology. Every patient evaluated at UCSF is discussed among a team of dedicated physicians to determine the best treatment approach, and a skull base tumor board comprised of otolaryngologists, radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons, and neuroradiologists meets monthly to review complex skull base tumor cases.

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Our expertise includes, but is not limited to: