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

Event Location
Dundee Institute for Healthcare Simulation, University of Dundee Surgical Skills Centre, Level 5, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, DD1 9SY, United Kingdom

Event Dates
08 Sep 2021 - 09 Sep 2021

Event Website

Event Cost
£750 for delegates outwith Scotland/ £380 for Scottish based Trainees due to funding


These courses, using Thiel cadaveric specimens’ provide trainees with the skills to become familiar with nasal endoscope and instrument handling. There will be opportunity to 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 for 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

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