Announcement of Tenth Cadaveric Course:  6th - 7th April: Cranial Endoscopy Workshop (Saturday - Sunday) |   12th April: DOA Basic Spine Course (Friday) |   20th - 21st April: Neurosurgery (Skull Base Approaches) (Saturday - Sunday) |   27th - 28th April: 4th AIIMS Pelvic Acetabulum course (Saturday - Sunday) |   4th - 5th May: Neurosurgery (Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery) (Saturday - Sunday)
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Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery Overview

Total no of Workshop

1 Endoscopy approaches 4 workshops per year
2 Skull Base approaches 4 workshops per year
3 Epilepsy surgery 1 workshope per year

Faculty Invited

1 International 1 per year
2 National 4 per year

Duration detail

1 Total no of Participants 4 per cadaver station
2 Duration 2 day per course

Educational objectives

Endonasal endoscopic skull base surgery

The course is designed for the pituitary surgeons and skull base surgeons who want to acquire knowledge and experience in endonasal endoscopic surgery. At the conclusion of the course, the participants should be able to discuss the latest advances and controversies in endoscopic endonasal approaches to the skull base and describe principles and techniques in endoscopic surgery for cranial base tumors (pituitary adenomas, craniopharyngiomas, meningiomas, chordomas, etc). The attendees should be able to demonstrate relevant skill in the practical application of endonasal endoscopy, describing diagnostic problems and endoscopic treatment methods. The course objectives are

  • To provide an overview of the complex anatomy of the skull base
  • To cover a broad spectrum of the skull base approaches and describe the technical steps of each specific approach
  • To discuss indications of skull base approaches and surgical strategies
  • To provide hands-on sessions on cadaveric specimens and improve skills
  • To become more familiar with endoscopic endonasal approaches
  • To understand the rationale and challenge of endoscopic endonasal approaches to the skull base
  • To allow case discussion between experts and trainees

Microsurgical Skull base approaches

This workshop has been designed to provide the neurosurgeons and ENT the opportunity to enhance their skills in a variety of surgical approaches to the skull base. The course objectives are

  • To provide an overview of the complex anatomy of the skull base
  • To cover a broad spectrum of the skull base approaches and describe the technical steps of each   specific approach
  • To discuss indications of skull base & neurosurgery approaches and surgical strategies
  • To provide hands-on sessions on cadaveric specimens and improve skills
  • To become more familiar with endoscopic endonasal approaches
  • To understand the rationale and challenge of endoscopic endonasal approaches to the skull base
  • To allow discussion between experts in the field of neurosurgery – ENT – skull base surgery and trainees.

Skull Base

Anterolateral Approach to the Skull Base

  • Soft tissue dissection
  • Frontotemporal orbitozygomatic approach
  • Pterional Approach
  • Keyhole approaches
  • Anterior clinoidectomy
  • Cavernous sinus approaches

Posterolateral Approach to the Skull Base

  • Transcondylar and far lateral approaches
  • Anterolateral approach to the foramen Magnum

Lateral Transpetrosal Approach to the Skull Base

  • Petrous bone anatomy
  • Anterior petrosectomy
  • Retrosigmoid approach
  • Translabyrinthine approach
  • Combined approach

Endoscopic Approaches Skull base

  • Endoscopic endonasal approaches Extradural step
  • Endoscopic anatomy of the nasal cavities and sphenoid sinus
  • Endoscopic anatomy of the ICA
  • Endoscopic approach to the sella
  • Tailored approach to the planum, clivus, orbital apex, pterygopalatine and infratemporal fossa
  • Closure strategy