Penn Otorhinolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery

Cranial Base Surgery/Skull Base Surgery Diagnosis & Evaluation

The Penn Center for Skull Base Surgery is supported by the most extensive, state-of-the-art neurodiagnostic imaging facilities in the region.

Diagnostic resources for cranial disorders include:

  • Cranial nerve monitoring during surgery to identify and preserve vision, hearing, balance, facial expressions, speech and swallowing
  • Interventional angiography to define critical blood vessel structure and decrease blood loss during certain vascular procedures
  • Intraoperative computer-assisted navigation to identify the precise location of tumors in relation to surrounding vital tissues
  • 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