Klinik für Neurochirurgie


Skull Base and Pituitary Pathologies – Endoscopic , transorbital and keyhole approaches | 1st Münster Hands-on Course


08:00 Welcome
08:10 State-of-the-Art Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
08:20 Essentials of pre- and postoperative workout. Measuring success of surgery. - The Neurosurgeons perspective - The ENT perspective - The Endocrinology perspective - The Ophthalmologist perspective
09:30 Endonasal Anatomy
09:45 The transsphenoidal approach
10:00 Functional Pituitary Adenomas
10:15 Break
10:30 Hands-on Dissection
13:00 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45 Sellar imaging techniques (Zoom)
14:00 Giant pituitary Adenomas
14:15 Benign cystic lesions
14:30 Keynote lecture: Radiosurgery (Zoom)
14:45 Sagittal plane modules (Transplanum/Transtub.)
15:00 Craniopharyngiomas
15:10 Skull base reconstruction
15:20 Endonasal Dissection Steps
15:30-15:45 Break
15:45-18:00 Hands-on Dissection,Intradural inspection
18:00 Keynote lecture: Managing the cavernous sinus in endoscopic endonasal surgery (Zoom), Daniel M Prevedello USA
Social program  


07:45 Prior day evaluation
Coronal plane and Posterior Fossa  
08:00 Introduction to the coronal plane
08:15 Surgical anatomy of the cavernous sinus/Meckel’s cave
08:30 Surgical technique and anatomy: Transclival and petroclival junction
08:45 Trigeminal schwannoma
09:00 Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas
09:15 Surgical technique and anatomy: The cranio-cervical junction
09:45 Break
10:00 Hands-on Dissection
13:00 – 13:45h Lunch
Transorbital Approach to the lateral skull base surgery  
13:45 The superior eyelid transorbital route to the skull base: Basic principles
14:00 The role of multiportal surgery in skull base tumors (Zoom)
14:15 TO Surgery: Korean Master Experience
14:30 Complications in orbital surgery (Zoom)
14:45 Break
15:00 Hands-on Dissection
18:00 Evolution of endonasal surgery and neuroendocrinology – lifelong learning (Zoom), Edward J Laws, USA
Social program  


07:45 Prior day evaluation
Anterolateral cranial base  
08:00 Keyhole access to the anterior skull base: Concept
08:15 Mini-pterional
08:30 Eyebrow approaches Lateral eyebrow and supraorbital craniotomy Medial eyebrow (Kilian-Approach)
09:00 Skull base Meningiomas
09:15 Managing Skull Base Fractures & CSF leak
09:30 Keynote lecture: Pushing and respecting the boundaries in Skull Base Surgery (Zoom), Sebastien Froelich, France
10:00 Break
10:15 Hands-on Dissection
13:00 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45 Sinonasal malignancies
14:00 Complications in Skull Base Surgery: CSF leak, SSI and meningitis / ICA rupture / Endocrinological disorders
14:15 Bring your own cases – Case presented by trainees
15:00 Group picture & Farewell