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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Skull Base Service

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Conditions we treat


The majority of tumours in the skull base are benign (non-cancerous).

  • Meningioma
  • Vestibular schwannoma
  • Other cranial nerve schwannomas
  • Pituitary Tumours
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Haemangioblastomas
  • Chordoma
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Sinonasal tumours
  • Glomus
  • Osteoma
  • Other rare tumours
  • Tumours adjacent to the brainstem

Cranial nerve compression syndromes

  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Hemifacial spasm
  • Glossopharyngeal neuralgia

Benign disorders of the bony skull base

  • Fibrous dysplasia