Workshop Profile

Nasal endoscopy and functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) of nasal and sinus diseases have changed sinusitis diagnosis and treatment over the last 30 years. Extended applications have been developed, now covering tumorous lesions of anterior skull base, pituitary, orbit and intracranial pathologies.
The meeting is designed to familiarize the participant with the basics and the advances in diagnosis and surgical treatment. The lecture series will provide the theoretical background for the endoscopic treatment concept. The technique itself will be demonstrated by video clips and cadaveric dissection of endoscopic operations. Special lectures deal with extended applications like orbital and optic nerve decompression, pediatric sinus surgery, endoscopic assisted surgery of the orbit, CSF-leaks and endoscopic defect closure. A „four-handed“ approach to pituitary and other intracranial tumors will highlight the Advanced Seminar on Rhino-Neurosurgery, where the latest developments in image guided navigation will be demonstrated.
The FESS workshop will be preceded by an additional day on „Bascis of Septo-Rhinoplasty“. For this segment too, cadaveric hands-on-dissections on excellent specimens can be booked.
In addition, for a limited number of FESS participants, laboratory dissection will be available, providing hands-on experience utilizing endoscopic instruments and practicing diagnostic and surgical procedures on anatomic specimens. KARL STORZ endoscopes and instruments will be provided for each participant. As the number of participants is limited by the number of anatomic specimens available, early registration is recommended. A first come, first serve registration policy will be applied.
On Saturday, during the Rhino-Neurosurgery/Advanced Seminar, presentations will focus on approaches to skull base, tumors, pituitary adenomas and beyond. Four-handed techniques and interdisciplinary surgical co-operation with our neurosurgical partners will be demonstrated together with video clips of live-interventions, management of complications etc. This course segment therefore can be of great value for neurosurgeons as well, especially when working together with their ORL-partners.

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July 8th, 2015: Basic Septo-Rhinoplasty Course

July 9th- 10th, 2015: FESS – Basic & Advanced Course

July 11th, 2015: Rhino-Neuro-Surgery Course

56th Graz Course on Rhinosurgery