Skull base tumors are growths located on or near the bones that support the brain. Because they grow near structures that control hearing and balance, sight, smell, and other important functions, treating skull base tumors requires the skill, expertise, and coordinated care that can only be found at a high-volume and comprehensive skull base center like ours. Duke's skull base experts -- conveniently located in both Raleigh and Durham -- work as a team to ensure you receive the best possible skull base tumor treatment while preserving your function and appearance.