Diagnosis and Evaluation of Skull Base Tumors
The Penn Center for Cranial Base Surgery is backed by the most extensive, state-of-the-art neurodiagnostic imaging facilities in the region. Resources include:
- Neuroradiologic mapping that produces highly precise clinical imaging of advanced tumors within the central (brain and spinal cord) and peripheral (rest of the body) nervous system.
- Interventional angiography to define critical blood vessel structure and decrease blood loss during certain vascular procedures.
- Cranial nerve monitoring during surgery to identify and preserve vision, hearing, balance and facial expressions, as well as speech and swallowing
- Intraoperative computer-assisted navigation to identify the precise location of tumors in relation to surrounding vital tissues