Brain Tumours

Brain Tumours

There are a wide range of brain tumours that we deal with ranging from the benign (non-cancerous] to the malignant [cancerous].  Whether benign or malignant the Department of Neurosurgery at Salford Royal offers the full range of treatment options including all kinds of surgery with state of the art technology.  Where necessary, postoperative treatment, including radiotherapy, is offered in conjunction with our colleagues at the Christie Hospital. Naturally, the individual management of a brain tumour is completely tailored to the individual with that tumour but as a general rule, the benign tumours such as meningiomas and schwannomas usually require a single modality of treatment whereas the more aggressive tumours may require multimodal treatment such surgery and radiotherapy.  There are two subspecialty areas of the Department of Neurosurgery that manage brain tumours namely  neuro-oncology and skull base surgery.  Depending on the nature of the tumour and its site will determine which of these two teams will treat.  The neuro-oncology team manage the majority of the brain tumours, both benign and malignant with the skull base team looking after tumours that arise, as the name suggests, at the base of the skull.  More information can be found in the relevant areas of the website – "neuro-oncology" and "skull base surgery"