News tagged with skull base surgery

'Octopus tentacles' make future operations more flexible

The rigidity of current surgical instruments means it is sometimes only possible to remove part of a brain tumour. Limitations such as these led Professor Paul Breedveld to develop a fundamentally new class of flexible surgical ...

Dec 19, 2013
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Researchers urge caution when buying noisy toys

While Road Rippers Lightning Rods, Let's Rock Elmo and the I Am T-Pain musical microphone might be sought-after gifts this holiday season, parents should ensure that their children don't risk permanent hearing damage by misusing ...

Dec 16, 2011
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UA surgeons remove brain tumors through nose

( -- An innovative surgical technique now performed at University Medical Center involves removing skull base brain tumors entirely through the nose and sinuses without incisions to the face or skull. The procedure ...

Jan 05, 2011
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