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Advanced FESS Course using Thiel Embalmed Cadavers & 3D printed models

Course Director

- Richard Green


Suitable for ST5 and above. If you are more junior and have had sinus surgery experience and would like attend, please contact the team and we can discuss the course with you.

This 3 day course, using Thiel embalmed cadaveric specimens’ provides trainees with the skills to move from core sinus surgery procedures to more advanced skull based work. It is a competency based approach to surgery following a structured curriculum.

Course layout

  • Day 1 - Focusing on the anterior sinuses and emergency procedures.
  • Day 2 - Explore surgery to the orbit including DCR and orbital decompression as well as frontal sinus surgery including a Draf III procedure.
  • Day 3 - The skull base day. At the start of the day delegates will operate and open the skull base on the cadavers. In the afternoon you will be operating on 3D printed models from PJ Wormalds Fustec company. You will be joined by a neurosurgical delegate. The 3D models are fitted with simulated blood, CSF and a pituitary tumour for the neurosurgeons to dissect out.  

The aim of the course is to give you a comprehensive systematic approach to a range of sinus procedures. We will also cover how to deal with complications and emergency rhinological surgery. 

CPD credits have been applied for.

Sponsors - Medtronic & STORZ