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Skull base syndromes

Last updated: February 9, 2021

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Skull base syndromes are caused by malignancies or inflammatory conditions that affect the base of the skull and the cranial nerves exiting the skull. The location of the pathology can often be determined by characteristic features produced by nerve damage and other localizing space-occupying effects (e.g., pain, proptosis). Syndromes primarily involving the cranial nerves are discussed in a separate article (see cranial nerve palsies).

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