Conor's Life Changing Angiofibroma Treatment at UPMC
As a fifth grader, Conor developed hearing loss in his right ear, along with headaches and profound swelling on his face. After a consultation with an ear, nose, and throat doctor in his home town of Los Angeles, California, Conor and his family learned he had an invasive, noncancerous tumor called an angiofibroma.
After consulting with doctors all across the country, Conor's family found UPMC. Within a week of discovering the UPMC Center for Skull Base Surgery, Conor and his family were on their way to Pittsburgh.
Carl Snyderman, MD, and Paul Gardner, MD, removed Conor's entire tumor through an incision in his mouth in a two-stage process. Conor began to feel better nearly right after surgery. His hearing returned and his other symptoms went away. Conor was even able to attend a Pittsburgh Penguins game and interact with some of the star players.
Learn more about Conor's cross-country journey for neurosurgery care.