The Skull Base Center treats many conditions that affect bones, nerves and skin in the skull base area:
Treatment varies because these conditions are so different.
CSF occurs when a tear or hole in the membrane surrounding the brain allows fluid to leak, often slowly. Finding expert care is important because, while not always serious, CSF can lead to health problems including meningitis.
Vanderbilt is a leader in treating CSF, performing more surgeries in 2015 than all other Tennessee hospitals combined.
Treatment for CSF begins with a CT scan or MRI. After diagnosis, treatment may involve:
When performed in time, CSF repairs have a high rate of success.