Head, Neck and Skull Base Tumors
Congenital masses, vascular anomalies, and benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) tumors of the head, neck and skull base are very rare in children, so they demand a multi-specialty approach.
Expert Accredited Care
Our multi-specialty approach offers the best possible outcomes for your child. The team at Wolfson Children’s uses sophisticated, modern methods of treatment, using the latest advanced techniques. Wolfson Children’s is the first children’s hospital in Florida and the only pediatric hospital in the southeast to be recognized as a designated Clinical Center by the Angioma Alliance for the treatment of cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs), a rare blood vessel disease.
Wolfson Children’s Hospital has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the 50 best children’s hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery. We are also an Accredited Pediatric Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS). Our team is involved in research and clinical trials, and provide cutting-edge treatment options based on the latest medical advancements.
Conditions We Treat
- Pituitary adenoma
- Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma
- Cervical teratoma
- Odontogenic tumors
- Orbital tumors
- Thyroid and parathyroid adenomas
- Ewing Sarcoma
- Salivary malignancies
- Paranasal sinus malignancies
- Thyroid malignancies
- Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
- Arteriovenous malformation
- Lymphatic malformation
- Cerebral cavernous malformation
- Nasal dermoid
Treatments We Offer
After we’ve confirmed a condition, the team works together to form a treatment plan specifically for your child. Treatments include medical, surgery (both open and minimally invasive techniques), chemotherapy, proton therapy, and directed radiologic interventional approaches. A variety of anterior skull base tumors can actually be removed through the nose.
High-Tech Skull Base Surgery
Wolfson Children's is a national leader in both minimally invasive and highly complex surgeries. Our state-of-the-art operating rooms are specially equipped to bring MRI to the patient during surgery. Surgeons can use the sophisticated imaging equipment during procedures to precisely guide and verify intricate repairs, all leading to better outcomes.
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