Endoscopic Ear Surgery Course

Course details

 Dates: 2 - 3 June 2017

Objectives

  • To gain an appreciation of middle ear, inner ear and temporal bone anatomy as viewed endoscopically
  • To acquire the technical skills for EES
  • To demonstrate the advantages of endoscopic surgery over conventional surgery with the operating microscope
  • To demonstrate new technological advances in ear surgery.
Lectures and demonstrations

  • The principles and advantages of EES
  • Endoscopic Anatomy
  • Starting your endoscopic dissection
  • The transcanal endoscopic approach and middle ear dissection
  • Lateral graft myringoplasty
  • Cartilage use in ear surgery
  • Endoscopic laser-assisted stapedioplasty
  • EES of the inner ear and skull base
  • Beyond the tympanic cavity: Inner ear, labyrinth & IAC
  • Eustachian Tube dilation
  • Paediatric considerations in EES
  • Advanced EES and future concepts; Taking EES into the future
  • How to get started with EES
Temporal bone dissections: “Hands-on”

  • Endoscopic raising of the tympanomeatal flap
  • Endoscopic tympanotomy
  • Transcanal atticotomy and Mastoidectomy
  • Myringoplasty: Transcanal lateral graft technique
  • Removal of ossicles & endoscopic ossiculoplasty
  • Cartilage harvesting, preparation and use in tympanoplasty
  • Transcanal endoscopic access to petrous apex / inner ear
  • Eustachian Tube dilation
Special techniques and equipment demonstrated/available

  • The use of the laser in ear surgery
  • The use of a skeeter drill in stapes surgery
  • Ossiculoplasty prostheses
  • Equipment for cartilage preparation
  • Eustachian tube balloon dilation


Course organiser: Dr AK Ebrahim

Day 1: (2 June 2017)

  • 08:00 – 08:30 – Registration, Coffee, and Introduction to the Course
  • 08:30 – 10:00 – Lectures: Introduction to Endoscopic Ear Surgery (EES)

        The principles and advantages of EES
        Endoscopic Anatomy
        Starting your endoscopic dissection

  • 10:00 – 10:30 – Tea Break
  • 10:30 – 11:30 – Dissection demonstration: Part 1:

        The transcanal endoscopic approach and middle ear dissection

  • 11:30 – 13:30 – Hands-on dissection Part 1:

        Raising the tympanomeatal flap & entering the middle ear
        Removal of ossicles
        Identification of middle ear structures
        Transcanal atticotomy and Mastoidectomy

  • 13:30 – 14:30 – Lunch
  • 14:30 – 16.30 – Hands-on dissection Part 1 continued
  • 16.30 – 17.00 – Lecture

        Cartilage use in ear surgery

Day 2: (3 June 2017)

  • 08:00 – 08:30 – Lectures: Scope and applications of Endoscopic Ear Surgery (EES)

        Advanced EES and future concepts
        Endoscopic laser-assisted stapedioplasty
        EES of the inner ear and skull base

  • 08:30 – 09:00 – Dissection demonstration: Part 2:

        Lateral graft myringoplasty
        Beyond the tympanic cavity: Inner ear, labyrinth & IAC
        Eustachian Tube dilation

  • 09:00 – 10:30– Hands-on dissection Part 2:

        Transcanal lateral graft technique
        Raising the tympanomeatal flap & entering the middle ear
        Removal of ossicles & endoscopic ossiculoplasty
        Cartilage harvesting, preparation and use in tympanoplasty
        Transcanal endoscopic access to petrous apex / inner ear
        Eustachian Tube dilation

  • 10:30 – 11:00 – Tea Break
  • 11:00 – 13:30 – Hands-on dissection Part 2: continued
  • 13:30 – 14:30 – Lunch
  • 14:30 – 15.00 – Conclusion of Hands-on dissection Part 2

        Q&A
        Focused demonstrations on specimens

  • 15:00 – 16:30 – Lectures:

        Paediatric considerations in EES
        Taking EES into the future
        How to get started with EES

  • 16:30 – 17:00 – Q & A, feedback, CME, and close

Registration information

Registration form (Link removed)

Please download and complete registration form and email to:
ferozah11@gmail.com

For any further enquiries please contact:
Ferozah Jacobs
021 938 9041



Sunskill Lab
3rd floor Fisan Building
Faculty of Medicine
Tygerberg Hospital Campus
Francie Van Zijl Dr
Cape Town
7505

The course work takes place at the Faculty of Medicine, Tygerberg Campus, in Parow, a suburb in the northern part of Cape Town.

Please contact Belinda for any assistance regarding travel arrangements.

Email: belinda@tasafaris.com

We would like to thank Medtronic for their invaluable support, without which it would be difficult to supply the high quality of equipment and facilities that are of such importance in a course like this.