Complex Surgical Approaches to the Skull Base: Hands-on Dissection Course

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This unique hands-on course is conducted twice a year at Weill Cornell’s state-of-the-art Surgical Innovations Laboratory for Skull Base Microneurosurgery. Participating surgeons work at 3-D interactive cadaver workstations, where they watch cadaveric dissections and review surgical anatomy — all in 3D — before and during their own dissection.The combination of the 3-D virtual reality environment and the cadaveric hands-on dissection affords surgeons excellent preoperative training and rehearsal of current, complex approaches in cranial base surgery.

Complex Surgical Approaches to the Skull Base

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Course Objectives
The objective of this surgical course is to improve patient care. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify orbital anatomy and orbito-zygomatic osteotomies
  • Describe cavernous sinus anatomy and surgical exposure
  • Describe and better understand cerebello-pontine anatomy
  • Review jugular foramen anatomy and surgical exposure
  • Identify temporal bone anatomy and specify transpetrosal surgical approaches

Target Audience
Practicing neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists, fellows, and residents in training.

Schedule
Courses are held twice a year (in April and December). View a sample agenda from a previous course.