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Endoscopic Sinus Surgery "Hands On" Dissection Course [Stages 1 & 2]

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 14:42 -- SMcComiskie

This Course, using Thiel cadaveric specimens’ provides trainees with the skills to become familiar with nasal endoscope and instrument handling.  Understanding of the detailed anatomy of the lateral wall of the nose and the anterior paranasal sinuses will be gained by practical surgical dissection exercises.This dissection 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 those necessary for dealing with complications of endoscopic ethmoidectomy. Our aim is for trainees to develop competency at managing rhinological emergencies and the acute complications of FESS such as orbital haematoma and CSF leak.

  • Competency based approach to surgery
  • Anterior Endoscopic Sinus Surgery approaches
  • Includes SPA ligation
  • Facility provides individual work stations equipped to a high level
  • Structured curriculum
  • Competency based approach to surgery
  • Deals with management of complications of ESS
  • Structured curriculum

Educational aims:

Gain experience by simulation of:

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