CRANIAL BASE SURGERY


Diseases which localize the Cranial (or skull) base are very rare but potentially life threatening disorders. These include brain tumors, pituitary tumors, acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, craniopharyngiomas, chordomas, microvascular nerve compression syndromes, (trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm), cranial extensions of head and neck cancers and other vascular lesions (aneurysms and  arteriovenous malformations). Microsurgical methods, instruments and intensive care units are required for all of the major skul base surgery procedures.




İzzet Övül MD ( Professor of Neurosurgery ) is one of major cranial base and cerebrovascular surgeon.









Kazım Öner MD (Professor of Neurosurgery) is cranial base surgeon. Main interest of Dr. Öner is neuro-oncological disorders of the cranial base. Öner is also member of North America Skull Base Surgical Soceity and head of skull base surgery subdivision of Turkish Neurosorgical society.








Sertac Islekel MD (Professor of Neurosurgery) is member of the minimally invasive, functional and stereotactic neurosurgery group. Main interests of Islekel are Functional and Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, Stereotactic Neurosurgery, Neurooncology and awake neurosurgery.






Taskin Yurtseven MD (Associate Professor of Neurosurgery) member of the minimally invasive, functional and stereotactic neurosurgery. Also he interests with neurooncology, skull-base, cerebrovasculer and spinal surgery.
          



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