Pituitary & Skull Base Disorders

Experts at the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute collaborate closely with colleagues from many areas. The program's team combines the highly specialized knowledge of neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, otolaryngologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists and ophthalmologists, depending on each patient’s individual needs.

About Skull Base Surgery

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

Surgery can be done in two main ways. Although the preferred method is endoscopic, open surgery is also an option, depending on the type of growth that needs to be removed and its location.

Conditions Treated

The University of Kentucky Center for Pituitary and Skull Base Surgery offers comprehensive care, providing a team approach for care of diseases of the skull base. We provide evaluation and treatment of all diseases of the skull base, including but not limited to:

  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Rathke's Cleft Cyst
  • Esthesioneuroblastoma
  • Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma
  • Vestibular Schwannoma (Acoustic Neuroma)
  • Meningioma
  • Fibrous Dysplasia
  • Chordoma
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Encephalocele/Meningocele