01 Apr 2021 - 02 Apr 2021
Aim of this course, which is now in its sixth edition, is to offer an overview of the applications of transnasal endoscopic surgery, starting from simple procedures performed under local anesthesia to more extensive operations adopted for inflammatory disease, benign and malignant sinonasal tumors, skullbase diseases, sellar and parasellar lesions, down to the clivus, nasopharynx and craniovertebral junction.
Also thanks to the University of Brescia support, the course will provide a hands-on session, followed by an interactive live surgery section.
The first three days will be dedicated to the endoscopic endonasal dissection of injected, fresh frozen specimens. At the Gross Anatomy Laboratory of the University of Brescia directed by Prof. Luigi F. Rodella each working station is complete of endoscopic skull base surgery equipment, as well as CT-based navigation. Each participant, two per each station, will be supervised by one tutor to allow for a personalized tuition while observers will rotate on each station. Each step will be preceded by 3D-HD videos explained by the faculty members, as well as demonstrations with 4K technology.
The following two days will be dedicated to live surgery, with three running operating rooms, in which different operations will be shown and discussed step by step. As well as watching the operations from the connected meeting room, participants and observers will have the chance of observing surgery directly in the OR. Lectures will be provided by the local and international faculty, all recognized leaders not only in the fields of endonasal endoscopic surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery, but also in other essential specialties, such as radiology and pathology.
Aim of the course is indeed to provide a thorough journey in this exciting field, showing the importance of multidisciplinarity, from the anatomy laboratory to the clinical, multispecialty collaboration.