Skull Base Microsurgery

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The Skull Base Microsurgery Center specializes in “difficult to reach” disease processes that involve the bottom of the skull (upon which the brain sits), undersurface of the brain and the brainstem.

If you or a loved one have suffered a brain tumor or brain aneurysm, contact Crouse Medical Practice to discuss treatment options with our specialists. 

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Conditions That May be Treated by These Techniques

  • Pituitary adenoma 
  • Malignant sinonasal tumor 
  • Malignant tumor of skull/facial bones 
  • Malignant orbital tumor 
  • CSF leak repair 
  • Craniofacial pain syndromes 
  • Trigeminal neuroalgia
  • Hemifacial spasm 
  • Vestibular schwannomas 
  • Skull base menginiomas 
  • Cranial nerve neuromas 
  • Cavernous sinus tumors 
  • Optic nerve tumors    

Microsurgery for a Brain Aneurysm

A brain aneurysm develops when a blood vessel in the brain becomes enlarged. A brain aneurysm is often life threatening. This makes it critical to seek prompt medical treatment if you or a loved one show brain aneurysm symptoms.

Brain Aneurysm Symptoms

The most common brain aneurysm symptom is a sudden and extremely painful headache.

If you or a loved one experience a severe headache that you suspect may be a brain aneurysm, it is very important to seek immediate medical attention. 

Crouse's Pomeroy Emergency Services Department can provide the immediate care you or your loved one need for a brain aneurysm. 

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Types of Brain Aneurysms

There are multiple types of brain aneurysms. A ruptured brain aneurysm is most often associated with a severe, immediate headache. 

Other symptoms of a ruptured brain aneurysm include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Nausea and vomiting,
  • Neck stiffness,
  • Vision problems, such as blurry vision or double vision,
  • Light sensitivity,
  • Drooping eyelids,
  • Confusion,
  • Loss of consciousness,
  • Seizure,

A leaking brain aneurysm occurs when blood is leaking from a blood vessel in the brain. Leaking brain aneurysms are associated with a sudden, extreme headache.

A unruptured brain aneurysm can have no symptoms when the brain aneurysm is small. However, large unruptured brain aneurysms can put pressure on brain tissues and nerves. This can result in the following unruptured brain aneurysm symptoms:

  • Pupil dilation, 
  • Eye pain that is felt above and behind one eye,
  • Double vision,
  • Loss of feeling on one side of the face,

Brain Aneurysm Treatment and Recovery near Syracuse, NY

If you or a loved one experience brain aneurysm symptoms, it's important to seek immediate medical care for brain aneurysm treatment. 

After a brain aneurysm, the Crouse Medical Practice team of neurologists, neurosurgeons and microsurgery specialists can provide the care you or your loved one need for a healthy recovery. 

If you or a loved one have been treated for a brain aneurysm, get the follow up care you need at Crouse Medical Practice. 

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Microsurgery for a Brain Tumor

A brain tumor is a growth of abnormal cells in the brain.
Brain tumors in certain areas require the development of corridors through the nose and mouth and around the eyes and ears in order to provide access. Reaching these areas surgically takes a highly specialized, multidisciplinary team of surgeons using maximally and minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Padalino, MD, FAANS, FACS. is the area's leading neurosurgeon in this microsurgery sub-specialty.

Brain Tumor Types

There are various types of brain tumors. 
Benign brain tumors are noncancerous, while malignant brain tumors are cancerous. 

There are also different types of brain tumors depending on the part of the brain where the brain tumor develops. Primary brain tumors begin in the brain. Secondary brain tumors, also known as metastatic brain tumors, develop from cancer in other parts of the body that spread to the brain. 

Within the above types of brain tumors, there are several variants of brain tumors. For example, glioblastoma is one of many types of malignant brain tumors.

Brain Tumor Symptoms

Brain tumor symptoms include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Changing headache patterns,
  • Headaches that increase in frequency and severity over time,
  • Nausea or vomiting,
  • Difficulties with hearing,
  • Blurred vision, double vision or loss of peripheral vision,
  • Challenges with maintaining balance,
  • Changes in behavior,
  • Challenges with verbal speech,
  • Loss of feeling or the inability to move a leg or arm
  • Confusion with routine matters,
  • Seizures

Get the Best Care Available for Brain Tumor Treatments near Syracuse, NY

The experienced microsurgery professionals at Crouse Medical Practice provide the most effective brain tumor treatments near Syracuse, NY. There is no one-size-fits-all brain tumor treatment. Crouse Medical Practice provides the individualized care plans that you or your loved one need.

Talk to a Crouse Medical Practice brain tumor specialist about you or your loved one's treatment options.

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Is Microsurgery near Syracuse, NY Right for You or Your Loved One? Let's Talk

The Crouse Medical Practice team includes experienced microsurgeons near Syracuse, NY. While microsurgery is not right for every patient, patients who can benefit from microsurgery can improve their quality of life, and possibly extend their life. 

Talk with a Crouse Medical Practice specialist to determine if microsurgery is right for you or your loved one. 

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