Imaging of Anterior and Central Skull Base Tumors: a Review

Christopher M. Low, Jamie J. Van Gompel, Garret Choby

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Purpose of Review: The aim of this review is to summarize characteristic imaging findings of common skull base lesions. In addition, this study aims to review the literature regarding important and interesting new advancements in imaging of the anterior and central skull base. Recent Findings: Imaging techniques including magnetic resonance elastography, indocyanine green fluorescence, Gallium-DOTATATE PET/CT, peptide receptor radionucleotide therapy, and 3D printing are being used to advance the care of patients with skull base pathology. Summary: Characteristic CT and MRI findings can be used to narrow the differential diagnosis and plan treatment for anterior and central skull base lesions. New imaging techniques show promise in improving the care of patients with skull base lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120-128
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent Otorhinolaryngology Reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2020


  • 3D printing
  • Anterior skull base imaging
  • Endoscopic skull base surgery
  • Extended endonasal approach
  • Indocyanine green fluorescence
  • Magnetic resonance elastography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgery
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Clinical Neurology


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