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Skull Base Center

Tumors at the base of the skull make treatment highly complex. Hard to reach, these challenging tumors affect several areas of the body, from brain function and balance to speaking and swallowing. Home to the world’s foremost pituitary program, UVA offers the kind of world-class expertise skull base tumors require.

 

 

 

               

              

             

 

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Skull Base Center

Brain tumors in the base of your skull are extremely hard to treat. Find safe, effective options from some of the best neurosurgeons in the world.

Skull Base Center

Tumors at the base of the skull make treatment highly complex. Hard to reach, these challenging tumors affect several areas of the body, from brain function and balance to speaking and swallowing. Home to the world’s foremost pituitary program, UVA offers the kind of world-class expertise skull base tumors require.

Skull Base in the News

  • As reported in the Washington Post, Kenneth Liu, MD, saved a little boy whose symptoms mystified his parents and eluded doctors. Once diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri, the boy underwent surgery at UVA; Liu inserted a stent to relieve the pressure in his brain.

    Read this dramatic story of one of our  neurovascular surgeons at work.

Skull Base Specialists: The Best Possible Care

A Team Targeting Your Tumor

Treating these delicate tumors may require surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or all of the above. That's why our expert team includes specialists in: 

  • Neurosurgery
  • Head and neck surgery 
  • Sinus and skull base surgery 
  • Ear disorders (otology/neurotology)
  • Neuroradiology
  • Pituitary disorders (endocrinology) 
  • Radiation oncology 

The team meets regularly to discuss your individualized treatment plan and ensure you’re getting the best possible care. We also have a dedicated nurse practitioner who will work with you to manage multiple appointments and tests.

Take a look at the range of conditions we treat.

Headaches Gone: Now Happier and Healthier

  • For six years, Devon Hendricks suffered from headaches. Bad ones. Finally referred to Dr. Kenneth Liu, she was diagnosed and treated for pseudotumor cerebri with a new stent approach that UVA researchers have proved to be effective.

    Find out why Hendricks says Liu's care “was the answer to everything.”