Conditions we treat

The majority of tumours we see are primary tumours, meaning they arise from the cells in the CNS.

The tumours are divided into two categories: 

  • Benign’ or ‘Low grade’ - non-cancerous, generally slow-growing tumours, Grade 1 or 2.


  • ‘Malignant’ – cancerous, potentially fast-growing tumours, Grade 3 or 4.  

We also see some patients who have secondary cancers, known as ‘metastases’. These are cancer cells that have spread into the CNS from another part of the body. 

Information on how patients with different types of tumours are referred into our service can be found here

The majority of our patients are adults, however we also see teenage and young adult patients. More information about the treatment of children (aged < 16) and teenage and young adult patients (aged 16-25) can be found here.


Skull Base

Last updated: September 2019