October 30, 31 - 2019

Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Course

Venue: ORSI Academy - Ghent, Belgium

Course description

This 2 day course covers the key aspects of endoscopic skull base surgery. Lectures and discussions range from the role of surgery, pathologies, advancements in surgical techniques, and surgical approaches. Cadaveric dissection will allow surgeons practice and update their knowledge of skull base anatomy and surgical approaches. Further interaction follows through case discussions. Dissection stations are equipped with powered instrumentation and navigation systems.

This training program has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) with 15 European CME credits (ECMECs), LEE19-01305

Course directors

Prof. Shahzada Ahmed
Consultant Rhinologist and Skull Base Surgeon
University Hospitals Birmingham, NHS Foundation Trust, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, United Kingdom

Prof. Prepageran Narayanan FRCS
Senior Consultant and Skull Base Surgeon, Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
University Malaya, Malaysia

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Learning objectives

At the end of this course, participants will:

  • Know the role of the frontal sinus in anterior endoscopic skull base surgery
  • Understand pathologies in the lateral recess of the sphenoid sinus & in In the sellar and suprasellar (cerebrospinal leaks, meningoencephalocele). 
  • Understand the benefits & limitations of  advanced endoscopic surgery for the treatment of various pathologies ranging from tumor resection to the reconstruction of skull base defects.
  • Practice various approaches through cadaver dissection which may include prelacrimal approach and modified medial maxillectomy; transsellar, transplanum, transtuberculum approach; transpterygoid and infratemporal fossa; transclival approach; transcribiform approach.
  • Experience and understand clinical value of powered instrumentation and navigation  system in endoscopic skull base surgery

Target audience

Participants include rhinologists and Neurosurgeons interested in developing or advancing their skills in endoscopic approach to the skull base tumors and the reconstruction of skull base defects.

Course information

Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Course
October 30, 31 - 2019
ORSI Academy - Ghent, Belgium
Course directors:
Prof. Shahzada Ahmed
Prof. Prepageran Narayanan

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