Today: Neurosurgical Approaches to the Cranial Compartments

Neurosurgical Approaches to the Cranial Compartments

This course is aimed at ST3-ST8 level trainees and subspecialty (skull base and cerebrovascular) fellows. Teaching of the approaches are tailored to the specific needs and experience of the individual trainee. This workshop is co-organised by the east and west of Scotland training programs. The program includes complex surgical procedures which cannot be performed by trainees without prior cadaveric exposure.

It covers the whole armamentarium of intracranial approaches and provides fundamental insight to very complex procedures. The focus is on enabling trainees to safely approach superficial and deep seated vascular and benign intracranial lesions arising from or being in proximity to the cranial vault or skull base. Trainees will gain a heightened appreciation of the critical structures encountered through these approaches.

Suitability

ST3-ST8 and subspecialty (skull base and cerebrovascular) fellows. Teaching of the approaches will be tailored to the specific needs and experience of the individual trainee.

Relevant Grades: ST3, ST4, ST5, ST6, ST7, ST8, SpR, SAS

Course Format

Introductory Lectures followed by hands on Cadaveric workshops. Commonly performed techniques such as pterional, bifrontal, middle fossa and retrosigmoid craniotomies will be covered as well as more complex approaches to the third ventricle, pineal region, antero-lateral brainstem and C1/C2 complex. State of the art Pentero Zeiss microscopes, Integra Mayfield clamps, Codman microinstruments, and Anspach high speed drills will be readily available in all stations (two participants per station – one faculty member per station)

Course Objectives

Familiarize trainees with the surgical anatomy pertinent to common as well as complex neurosurgical procedures, which will be comprehensively taught. Identify anatomical avenues for the safe exposure of both superficial and deeper intracranial structures. Expose trainees to microsurgical principles (appropriate application of the operating microscope, high speed drill, and microdissection).

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Enable trainees to safely approach superficial and deep seated vascular and benign intracranial lesions arising from or being in proximity to the cranial vault or skull base.
  • Trainees will have a heightened appreciation of the critical structures encountered through these approaches.

Today: Utrecht Spine Course

In this course they will present our philosophy on the treatment of spinal trauma in an multidisciplinary and interactive way. Classifications, treatment options and tips and tricks in open and percutaneous surgery from C- spine down to the pelvis are presented by a experienced faculty.

Next to regular lectures concerning classification and treatment options in spinal trauma, the teamwork in multidisciplinary group which is needed to treat a polytrauma patient with a spinal fracture will be discussed by experts in the field of neurosurgery, trauma surgery and rehabilitation medicine.  In the programme there is ample time for discussion, case presentations and interaction with the faculty.

See more at https://utrechtspinecourse.com/

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FRIDAY 1st

8:00-8:30
The sellar and parasellar region anatomical limits and
neurovascular structures .

8:30-9:00
The transcranial microscopic corridors to the sellar and
parasellar regions.

9:00-09:30
Basic concepts in endonasal endoscopic transsphenoidal
sugery to the sellar and parasellar region.

9:30-10:00
Anatomical variations in sellar & parasellar regions. How does it
affect to our planning

10:30-11:00
Surgical treatment of pituitary adenomas. Where to
approach through?

11:00-11:30
Endoscopic giant pituitary adenomas: how to stay out of troubles

11:30-12:00
Surgical treatment of sellar / parasellar meningiomas

12:00-12:30
Endoscopic management of craniopharyngiomas

12:30-13:00
Microsurgical management of craniopharyngiomas

LABORATORY STATIONS / 15:00-18:30

  • Live endoscopic dissection: endoscopic endonasal approach to the
    sellar and parasellar regions.. 90 min.
  • Hands-on session: microscopic anatomy of the orbit and surgical
    routes. 90 min
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