Center for Head, Neck, and Skull Base Tumors
About the Center
The Center for Head, Neck and Skull Base at Boston Children's Hospital provides comprehensive care for children with congenital anomalies and tumors of the head, neck and skull base.
Our team of specialists will assess your child's condition, then walk you through all your treatment options. Once your family and your child's doctor have decided what to do, our team will give your child expert, compassionate care from:
- Plastic Surgery
- Medical- and Radiation Oncology
- Nursing and Social Work
And after it's all over, we'll set up a schedule of follow-up visits to ensure that the treatment has been successful. And that your child is as happy and healthy as possible.
At Children's, our expert surgeons and clinical staff are some of the most experienced in the world in head, neck and skull base surgery.
Working together with clinicians and researchers at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, the Center is dedicated to advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of head and neck tumors.
Innovation and patient care
- Children's physicians has performed ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) procedures, including one to remove a rare type of germ cell tumor, growing from a baby girl's mouth. Read the amazing story.
- Blood loss, leading to potentially dangerous transfusions, is a key problem in complex surgeries. One of our physicians has published a paper that details a new way to reduce blood loss in infants.
- Children's surgeons removed a large nasal tumor through a baby's nostril using a special image guidance system, the LandmarX Evolution Plus (image at right).
Conditions & Treatments
- Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
- Cervical teratoma
- Desmoid tumor
- Giant cell tumor