Endoscopic Sinus Surgery “Hands On” Dissection Course [Stages 1 & 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
25 Nov 2020 - 26 Nov 2020

Event Website

Event Cost
£380 for Scottish based Trainees, £750 for others


Course Director – Paul S White FRCS(Ed) Consultant ENT Surgeon and Rhinologist


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

Educational aims:

Gain experience by simulation of:

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