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Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Advanced and Open Sinus Surgery by Thiel Cadaver Dissection FESS1 and FESS 2

£850 (£400 for Scottish trainees funded by NES)
Course Date: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 - 08:45 to Thursday, March 28, 2024 - 16:30
Fully Booked
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Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Advanced & Open Sinus Surgery by Thiel Cadaver Dissection FESS1 and FESS 2


Course Director - Richard Green 


This course, using Thiel cadaveric specimens’ provides trainees with the skills to become familiar with nasal endoscope and instrument handling.  The trainee will gain an understanding of the detailed anatomy of the lateral wall of the nose and the  paranasal sinuses, using practical surgical dissection exercises.  The FESS 2 Course aims to build on core skills and provides training in some of the more challenging aspects of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, including those necessary for emergency safe practice and dealing with complications of endoscopic ethmoidectomy and rhinological emergencies.


  • Competency based approach to surgery
  • Anterior  & Posterior Endoscopic Sinus Surgery approaches
  • Includes SPA ligation and maxillary artery ligation
  • Facility provides individual work stations equipped to a high level
  • Deals with the management of the complications of ESS including CSF leak and orbital trauma
  • Structured curriculum


Educational aims:

Gain experience by simulation of:

  • Uncinectomy
  • Bulla resection
  • Defining the ground lamella
  • Anterior ethmoidectomy
  • Middle meatal antrostomy
  • Sphenopalatine artery ligation
  • Posterior ethmoid and sphenoid surgery
  • Surgical approaches for dealing with epistaxis including anterior ethmoid artery ligation
  • Intra-operative management of ESS complications
  • Emergency orbital decompression surgery
  • Repair and anterior skull base CSF leak


Allied Specialities including, ENT Trainees, Core training CT1 - ST4, Ophthalmology & Neurosurgery)

NHS Education for cotland (NES)


The University of Dundee is currently the leading centre in the UK using Thiel embalmed cadavers, thanks to the pioneering work of its Centre of Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID.) for more information on our Thiel courses