Tumors may develop around the base of the skull, usually internally but sometimes outside of the skull, and can be either benign or malignant. There are also many other conditions that develop in this area that may not result in tumors, but result in problems with your hearing or other neurological issues.
Dr. Tirino will schedule an MRI, a CT scan, a bone scan and/or a PET scan to form a diagnosis. She will also conduct a neurological exam to check your vision, hearing, balance, coordination, reflexes and memory
Treatment for a skull base tumor may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and/or taking the observation approach.