Foramen Magnum Tumors
Foramen magnum tumors, or meningiomas, are rare, mostly benign growths found in an opening that contains the spinal cord at the base of the skull. The tumors most frequently affect middle-aged people. Tumors develop slowly over many years, causing symptoms such as involuntary twitching or tremors, loss of muscle in hands or tongue, and pain in the upper neck, back of the head, or behind the eyes.
Best in Care
The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the-art facility for adults and children affected by foramen magnum tumors. We specialize in minimally invasive treatments that identify and remove these tumors with immense accuracy. These tumors may be difficult to reach using traditional surgical approaches, but minimally invasive techniques pinpoint affected tissue with millimeter precision. Recovery times are shorter, because no incision is made.