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Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery

Dr. Vineeth Viswam, Consultant – ENT Surgery


What can be called as one of the most significant advancements in the field of cranial neurosurgery in the last decade, endoscopic skull base surgery has made brain tumour resection a scarless procedure.

A highly advanced technique that involves approaching the tumour through natural pathways i.e. the nose and sinuses, endoscopic skull base surgery replaces the need for craniotomy (surgical removal of a portion of the skull) for complex conditions including:

  • Pituitary tumours
  • CSF (Cerebro Spinal Fluid) Leak
  • Craniopharyngioma (tumours that occur in the sellar/suprasellar region of the brain, near the pituitary gland)
  • Encepahloceles (a rare, by-birth neural tube disorder characterised by sac-like protrusions of the brain and the membranes)
  • Angiofibroma (vascualr tumour that grows in the back of the nasal cavity)
  • Persistent Infundibular Embryonic Recess
  • Esthesioneuroblastoma (tumours that extend to the anterior skull base)

A multidisciplinary procedure that involves both Neurosurgeons and Rhinologists, endoscopic skull base surgery can be performed in both adults and children.

Aster Medcity offers the latest, multi-angled Karl Storz endoscopes with neuro-navigation and nerve-monitoring that enable the surgical team to perform skull base surgeries with utmost efficiency and precision.

  • Scarless surgery
  • Improved outcomes
  • Lesser pain
  • Faster recovery
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker return to normal life