The Queensland Skull Base MDT
The Princess Alexandria Hospital has a diverse group of specialists with expertise in the management of both benign and malignant disease of the skull base. Patients of the Princess Alexandria Hospital has access to a Friday MDT meeting that reviews the pathology, radiology and clinical assessments to provided both an holistic and evidence based approach to the best possible outcome.
SKULL BASE CLINIC NURSE COORDINATOR
Fax +61-7-3176 5213
Shirley Littlemore, Office Manager
Fax +61-7-3176 2502
1D OPD (first floor orange lifts), Main building
Princess Alexandra Hospital
199 Ipswich Rd Woolloongabba 4102
Should you require further details regarding this appointment please contact the nurse clinic coordinator on 3176 2315.
Consultations run from 7am to approximately 8.30am.
You are then asked to return at 9.30am to discuss the outcome of the meeting. The clinic will conclude by approx. 10am.
Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Skull Base Surgery Service
Skull Base MDT
The RBWH Skull Base Unit draws patients from our large catchment area as one of the biggest Hospital and Health Service districts in Australia, and the RBWH Head and Neck Cancer MDT. The RBWH Skull Base MDT is a true multi-disciplinary team meeting which includes a number of representatives from Neuro- and Interventional radiology, Neurosurgery, Ear Nose and Throat Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology and Pathology and their junior staff. The meeting occurs on a fortnightly basis (Fridays), and provides a sub-specialty opinion to both internally and externally referred patients. Although the RBWH Skull Base MDT is happy to assist in the active management of patients, often an opinion on management is all that is required. The service provides anterior and lateral skull base surgery in a 360-degree approach to the skull base. A dedicated Skull Base Fellow provides a central contact point and assists in coordinating patient presentation and follow-up.
The RBWH Pituitary MDT is a combination of Skull Base Radiologists, Endocrinology and Neurosurgery. It meets monthly and provides management guidance in conjunction with a pituitary outpatient clinic where patients are seen in person and their management discussed in a multi-disciplinary format. This provides important teaching opportunities to the registrars and fellows, as well as an opportunity for patients to understand their management plan in detail.
Skull Base MDT Coordinator – Hannah Kopsala
Chair – Dr Ryan Sommerville
MDT Coordinator – Margaret Lewis Email:
Chair – Dr Michael d’Emden
Macquarie University Hospital Skull Base MDT
MQ Health has an experienced multidisciplinary skull base clinic and is an uncommon resource in Australia. Skull base tumours and infections can be some of the most challenging conditions to treat due to their location and proximity to vital structures. As an academic and clinical health sciences centre, MQ Health is fortunate to have multiple specialists with expertise in this field. Macquarie University patients, with pathology involving the base of skull, are able to attend this clinic and have coordinated, world-class care provided by our team. This includes surgeons from multiple specialties (ENT, neurosurgery, oculoplastic, plastic and reconstructive), ophthalmologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, endocrinologists, pathologists and allied health practitioners such as audiologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists. The MDT also provides doctors from all over Australia an opportunity to discuss their patients with our team and seek a coordinated opinion regarding their care. Integral in the delivery of care at Macquarie University is the integration of research to further help our patients and to improve their outcomes.
St Vincents Hospital Pituitary MDT
St Vincent’s Hospital Multidisciplinary Pituitary Team (MDT) comprises members of endocrinology, neurosurgery, ENT, pathology, radiology and oncology departments.
The team meets on a fortnightly basis to discuss new patients or patients undergoing surgery and to review the management of existing patients. Pre-operative consultations are conducted by our specialist endocrine nurse to facilitate patient education, provide support and help coordinate pituitary tumour bio-banking. A dedicated pituitary Fellow liaises with members of the team to facilitate the organisation of meetings and to assist in the smooth transition of patients between inpatient and outpatient care.
•Meets fortnightly and reviews 70% of all patients having pituitary surgery in New South Wales
•Sydney Pituitary Collaborative Group – Ann McCormack chair •International reputation in the field of pituitary medicine and surgery
•Community outreach and education
•Australian Pituitary Foundation patient seminars, GP, GPCE & Nursing education series, indigenous health, National Geographic series
•questionnaires, nurse-led clinics, collaboration with Australian Pituitary Foundation
Macquarie University Pituitary & Neuoendocrine MDT
Macquarie is a pituitary centre of excellence. The Pituitary Neuroendocrine Tumour Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic treating patients affected by
tumours in and around the pituitary gland, as well as other neuroendocrine tumours. Patients with these conditions have broad clinical manifestations, but particularly apparent when they impact hormone or visual function.
The team meets on a 4th weekly basis to discuss new patients or existing patients needing endocrinology, neurosurgical, opthalmalogical and radiation
Typical appointments are on a Thursday morning every fortnight, in the combined Pituitary Clinic. Urgent consultations can be arranged separately with Professor Antonio Di Ieva and/or Associate
Professor Veronica Preda.
Contact: MQ Clinical care team