The presence of tumours, especially in the brain area, has often been considered with a lot of dread. This is because of the complexity of the treatment and its effect on our central nervous system. However, with the advent of modern technology and minimally invasive techniques, the procedures have been made more simple, accurate and successful.
Endoscopic skull base surgery is one such minimally invasive surgical procedure now preferred for the treatment of skull base tumours. Being a procedure ingrained in technology, the efficiency of the treatment greatly depends on the skill of the doctor as well. Dr. Shyam Sundar KL, one of the leading neurologists in the country has been highly acknowledged for his proficiency in various realms of neurology and neurosurgery.
Tumours or abnormal growths that occur at the part where the base of the skull meets the brain, is usually termed as skull base tumours. While most of these tumours are non cancerous or benign, they still pose a threat depending on the location of their occurrence.
The symptoms of these tumours are also based on their origin of growth and the rate of growth. They can range from headaches, hearing loss, swallowing difficulties and memory problems to nausea, vomiting and double vision.
Skull base tumours can be diagnosed various physical and neurological examination techniques. Imaging techniques like MRI, CT, PET or bone scans are also used to ascertain their presence and location of growth.
Endoscopic skull base surgery involves a minimally invasive and image guided surgery procedure to remove the unwanted growth. The procedure provides a more precise and accurate view of the location of tumour, increasing the efficiency of the procedure. The endoscopic surgery procedure offers a much simplified and relatively risk free alternative to open surgery procedures conducted earlier.
Dr. Shyam Sundar, a pioneer in neurology offers the latest neurological and neurosurgery treatment procedures to treat different neuro conditions at Chennai.
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