Posterior Fossa Tumor
Posterior fossa tumors grow near the base of the brain. Their proximity to the brain stem, cerebellum and cranial nerves makes these tumors difficult, but essential, to treat. They can block the flow of spinal fluid and put pressure on the spinal cord and brain.
Posterior fossa tumors make up 55 to 70 percent of pediatric brain tumors but only 15 to 20 percent of adult brain tumors.
Best in Care
The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the art facility for adults and children affected by posterior fossa tumors. We specialize in minimally invasive treatments that use laser technology to remove tumors or reduce their size. These sophisticated techniques provide a safer approach to reaching sensitive areas in which posterior fossa tumors emerge. With an endoscope and 3-D images of the mass, surgeons pinpoint its precise location and preserve more of the healthy, surrounding tissue. Patients also recover more quickly from minimally invasive surgeries and experience less scarring and pain.