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Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery Specialists in Spain

Hospitals and medical centers in Spain who have Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery specialists.
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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery is available at Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

ENT is the medical speciality covering prevention, diagnosis and both medical and surgical treatment of ear, nose, throat and neck diseases.

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Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery is available at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Hospital Ruber Internacional

Hospital Ruber Internacional Otolaryngology (ENT) provides world-class care for diseases related to auditory function, speech and swallowing behavior, taste and oral pain syndromes, progression of sinonasal inflammatory disease and head and neck cancer.

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Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery is available at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Hospital Universitario HM Montepríncipe

The physicians in the ENT Department are highly trained physicians and surgeons who offer a wide range of services related to conditions of the head and neck.

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Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery is available at Hospital Universitario HM Montepríncipe

Hospital General de Catalunya

Hospital General de Catalunya is an independent super specialty institute that is renowned for its quality surgical procedures. Our ear, throat and nose specialists have vast experience in the treatment of a variety of disorders.

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Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery is available at HGC

Sant Joan de Déu-Barcelona Children’s Hospital

The SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital's Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) department has highly specialised professionals in the different childhood disorders affecting the ear nose and throat.

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Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery is available at Barcelona Children’s Hospital

Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.

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Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery is available at Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

Hospital Quirón Torrevieja

Hospital Quirón Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management.

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Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery is available at Hospital Quirón Torrevieja

Hospital Quirón Malaga

With more than 36 medical specialties, 200 physicians and surgeons of the highest level, Quirón Malaga is one of the most pertinent hospitals in Spain.

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Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery is available at Hospital Quirón Malaga

Hospital Quirón Marbella

Hospital Quirón Marbella incorporates prestigious doctors, invests in research and development, technology and continuing education that enhances skills, in facilities, and in an increased operational efficiency in order to provide nothing but the best.

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Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery is available at Hospital Quirón Marbella

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About Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery

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Skull Base Surgery

Skull base surgery is performed to remove benign growths, cancerous growths, and abnormalities on the underside of the brain, skull base or the top few vertebrae of the spinal column.


Indications for skull base surgery
  • Cysts that grow from birth
  • Growths caused by infections
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Cerebrospinal fluid fistulas
  • Meningiomas: These are often benign tumors which grow from the tissue that covers the brain (meninges)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia: This is an intense pain on one side of the face.
  • Craniopharyngiomas: These are growths that occur near the pituitary gland.
  • Chordomas: These are slow-growing bone tumors often found at the skull base.
  • Craniosynostosis: This occurs when the skull bones of an infant close too early causing problems with the shape of the skull and brain growth.
  • Arteriovenous malformations: These are arteries and veins which are abnormally connected to one another.
  • A cerebral aneurysm: This is a weak often bulging area in a blood vessel in the brain.

Types of skull base surgery
    There are two main types of skull base surgery. The method used usually depends on the type of growth being removed and where it is located.
  • Traditional or open skull base surgery: This type of surgery requires an opening to be made in the skull. This is done by making incisions in the facial area and skull. The surgeon may remove parts of bone so as to reach the growth and remove it. An operating room microscope is often used during open skull base surgery.
  • Endoscopic or minimally invasive skull base surgery: This type of surgery does not require a large incision. Instruments are inserted through small incisions or natural openings in the skull such as nose and mouth. An ENT (ear, nose and throat) surgeon may make a small incision inside the nose which allows a neurosurgeon to remove the growth through an endoscope (a thin lighted tube). To make sure all of the growths are removed, a radiologist takes an MRI during the surgery.

Symptoms
    A growth or abnormality in the skull area may exhibit symptoms. The symptoms will vary depending on the type, size and location of the growth and include:
  • Headache
  • Facial pain
  • Visual problems
  • Dizziness
  • Numbness
  • Ringing in the ears or hearing loss
  • Frequent sinus infections or nasal congestion
  • Weakness of the face

Diagnosis
    Based on your symptoms, your doctor will first perform a physical exam. Because the skull base area cannot be seen directly, exams and imaging techniques are used for the diagnosis. This include:
  • Brain imaging studies: Special imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA), computerized tomography (CT) scan and positron emission tomography (PET) scan are used to create an image of the skull to help the doctors see the growths or abnormalities.
  • Biopsy: The doctor may recommend a biopsy of the skull base. This involves taking a small piece of the growth or abnormal tissue and examining it under a microscope. A biopsy may be done by using an endoscope which is placed through the nose and sinuses. A biopsy may also be done by excisional biopsy or fine need aspiration (FNA).
  • Other tests: Your doctor may check your balance, muscle activity, cranial nerves, vision, and hearing. Scans of other areas of the body and studies of body systems may also be checked.

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