Program

“Sinus Academy” in Berlin

1st International Advanced Sinus Dissection Course

Thursday, March, 30th

09:30   Welcome, distribution of hand-outs
    Lecture, master dissection and hands-on dissection*:
Nasal endoscopy, preparatory surgical steps,
DCR
10:30
 
  Lecture, master dissection and hands-on dissection*:
Dissection of sphenopalatine artery
11:15
 
 
  Lecture, master dissection and hands-on dissection*:
Uncinectomy / infundibulotomy, middle meatal antrostomy, anterior ethmoidectomy,
frontal sinus drainage type I, IIa, exposure of the anterior ethmoidal artery
12:30
  Lunch
13:30
 
 
  Lecture, master dissection and hands-on dissection*:
Posterior ethmoidectomy, naso-septal flap, sphenoidotomy
(transnasal / transethmoidal / transethmoidal-transnasal)
14:45
 
  Lecture, master dissection and hands-on dissection*:
Orbital decompression, optic nerve decompression, medialization of the medial rectus muscle
16:00
  Coffee break
16:30
 
  Lecture, master dissection and hands-on dissection*:
Prelacrimal approach maxillary sinus
17:30   End of day 1
19:00   Course dinner




























Friday, March, 31th

08:30
 
 
  Lecture, master dissection and hands-on dissection*:
Dissection of pterygopalatine fossa (pterygoid nerve, maxillary nerve, foramen rotundum,
greater palatine nerve, pharyngeal artery), transpterygoidal extension of the sphenoidotomy
10:30
  Coffee break
11:00
 
  Lecture, master dissection and hands-on dissection*:
Frontal sinus drainage type III(#)
13:00
  Lunch
14:00
 
  Lecture, master dissection and hands-on dissection*:
Reverse flap (nasoseptal flap)(#), transcribriform approach anterior skull base, part 1(#)
15:30
  Coffee break
16:00
 
 
  Lecture, master dissection and hands-on dissection*:
Transcribriform approach anterior skull base, part 2(#);
Testing the limits (exposure of the carotid artery, cavernous sinus, pituitary gland)
17:30   Closing ceremony and certificates





















* One whole specimen is available for two participants (one side at disposal for each participant). Dissection is done on a rotating basis. (#) Marked preparatory steps may be done primarily on one side of the specimen only in mutual agreement of the two participants each or also in “four-hands-two-minds technique”.

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