Minimally invasive surgical approaches have revolutionized surgical care and are becoming increasingly common and sought after in neurosurgery. As the incisions and surgical corridors are small, patients tend to have faster recovery times and less discomfort compared with conventional surgery. Transtubular anatomy and techniques differ significantly from those in microneurosurgery and endoscopic neurosurgery, and new surgical landmarks and corridors need to be utilized to help surgeons navigate this new and unfamiliar surgical field. This unique hands-on course provides a comprehensive overview of basic transtubular neurosurgical approaches and their respective modifications.

Course Objectives
The objective of this surgical course is to improve patient care. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the application of tubular retraction in neurosurgery
  • Proficiently use the tubular retractor system
  • Perform basic transtubular approaches
  • Understand transtubular surgical anatomy
  • Apply transtubular techniques in clinical cases

Target Audience
Practicing neurosurgeons, fellows, and residents in training.

Schedule
This course will be held on July 15, 2016.

Agenda

8:00 Registration and Breakfast
8:15 Welcome and Introduction
8:30 Introduction to Minimally Invasive Transtubular Neurosurgery and Techniques
10:15 Trastubular Transcortrical Approaches to Parenchymal Lesions
10:30 Transtubular Interhemispheric Approaches
11:00 Hands-on Dissection
1:00 Lunch
2:00 Transtubular Microvascular Decompression and the Retrosigmoid Approach
2:30 Transtubular Approaches to the Pineal Region
3:00 The Transtubular Supraorbital Approach
3:30 Hands-on Dissection
6:00 Integration of Transtubular Techniques with New and Emerging Surgical Technologies

Questions?
Feel free to contact us via the form below or via e-mail at skullbasecourses@med.cornell.edu.

Registration Fees
Attending Physicians: $1,250
Residents and Fellows: $750
Lecture Only: $250