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Skull base lesions can be located:
Intracranially - arising from the meninges, cranial nerves, blood vessels, pituitary gland or brain tissue.
Extracranially - involving the paranasal sinuses, nasal cavity, nasopharynx, parapharyngeal space, infratemporal fossa, and temporal bone.
Lesions also may be located in the orbit, arising from its contents, or at the cranio-cervical spine junction where it can involve the foramen magnum and C1 and C2 vertebrae.
Lesions of the skull base may include:
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