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Skull Base Tumors

  • Anitha Raghunath
  • Jade S. Schiffman
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Part of the M.D. Anderson Solid Tumor Oncology Series book series (MDA, volume 6)

Abstract

Ocular manifestations are not infrequent in the presence of skull base tumors because of the crucial visual and oculomotor pathways traversing the skull base. Because familiarity with the intricate skull base anatomy is imperative for accurately diagnosing and effectively managing skull base tumors, this chapter provides a description of the anatomy of the skull base and a discussion of imaging techniques. Numerous types of tumors and their neuro-ophthalmologic correlations are also discussed, including esthesioneuroblastomas, chordomas, craniopharyngiomas, meningiomas, sinonasal tumors, schwannomas, pituitary tumors, myelomas, paragangliomas, and metastases.

Keywords

Skull Base Cavernous Sinus Visual Field Defect Optic Canal Pituitary Apoplexy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Section of Ophthalmology, Department of Head and Neck SurgeryThe University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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