Osteomas are benign tumors made of bone. They attach to other bones or tissue in the skull and then grow slowly. Symptoms are uncommon, but if the tumor compresses a nerve, it can cause vision and hearing problems, as well as paralysis of the eyes or face.
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The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the art facility for adults and children affected by osteomas. We specialize in minimally invasive treatments that use laser technology to remove tumors or reduce their size. With these sophisticated tools, our surgeons can remove an osteoma through the natural corridor of the nose instead of making an incision in the head. This minimizes damage to surrounding tissue and results in less scarring and pain. The surgery usually reverses paralysis caused by the osteoma. Patients also generally recover more quickly with minimally invasive surgeries.