Lun 03 lug 2017 - Ven 07 lug 2017


Aim of this course, which is now in its third edition, is to offer an
overview of the applications of trans-nasal endoscopic surgery,
starting from simple procedures performed under local anesthesia
to more extensive operations adopted for inflammatory disease,
benign and malignant sino-nasal tumors, skull-base diseases, sellar
and parasellar lesions, down to the clivus, nasopharynx and craniovertebral
Also thanks to the University of Brescia support, the course will
provide a hands-on section, followed by a live surgery phase.
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. Two participants
and one observer will be assigned to each station and will be
supervised by at least one faculty member to allow for a personalized
tuition. Each step will be preceded by 3D-HD videos explained by
the faculty members.
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.
Five intense days are awaiting for you with the chance of interacting
directly and informally with world experts in the field.