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The Rhoton Collection is a free archive which offers anatomical lectures in 2D and 3D format created by Dr. Albert Rhoton Jr. The aim is to aid learning in the field of neuroanatomy, an indispensable component in the education of neurosurgeons. In this lecture, Dr. Rhoton describes the anatomy of the cavernous sinus and middle fossa in a detailed but accessible manner. The video represents an unmissable talk for any neurosurgeon interested in skull base surgery.

    

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 13:53

What can I do with UpSim?

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Before approaching a cadaver in the anatomy lab, you can explore your approach from any point of view. With the Augmented Reality App you select a craniotomy and see it projected directly onto UpSim Neurosurgical Box. In this way you can perform a drilling as many craniotomies you want and then observe intracranial deep neuroanatomy through a microscope. The hyper realistic materials will give you the feeling of operating on a real cadaveric specimen. Then just change the disposable skull and start again by placing the craniotomy in another position. UpSim offers you the possibility to train endlessly. In doing this, you will maximally exploit your next anatomy lab cadaver session and you will definitively understand why to choose a supraorbital rather than a minipterional approach, and so on.

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This review lends an insight into the use of cerebral microdialysis in patients with traumatic brain injury and subarachnoid haemorrhage. Developed in the 1970s, the technique involves the placement of a fenestrated microcatheter into the brain parenchyma - conclusions can then be drawn from analysis of the returned dialysate regarding the physiological state of the brain.

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Monday, 13 May 2019 06:24

8th Neuroendoscopy Week 2019

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Date: September 15-21, 2019

Location: Department of Neurosurgery Saarland University, Homburg-Saar / Germany.

Everything is ready for the “8th Neuroendoscopy Week” at the Department of Neurosurgery Saarland University, Homburg-Saar, Germany. The course, run under the auspices of WFNS, IFNE, ISMISS and WSCS, will consist of 3 different modules: endoscopic skull base surgery, cranial and spinal neuroendoscopy. An international faculty will outline endoscopic techniques followed by hands-on dissection of human and animal models. Part of the course will also dedicated to live surgeries and lectures delivered by experts in the field of neurosurgery and otolaryngology.

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Tuesday, 07 May 2019 14:33

What can I do with UpSim?

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Some days ago we had a teaching session, this is what we did. Before approaching a cadaver in the anatomy lab, you can explore your approach from all the angles you want.
With the Augmented Reality option you see your desired craniotomy directly onto the UpSim simulator. You can perform as many craniotomies you want and deeply observe intracranial anatomy.
The hyper realistic materials will give you the feeling of operating on a real cadaveric specimen. Then just change the disposable skull and start again by placing the craniotomy in another position.
UpSim offers you the possibility to train endlessly.
In doing so, you will maximally exploit your next anatomy lab cadaver session and you will definitively to understand why to choose a supraorbital rather than a minipterional approach, and so on.....

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Ganglioglioma is a rare and slowly growing low-grade glioma, usually occuring in the cerebral hemispheres with a predilection for the temporal lobe. Patients frequently present with seizures which are resistant to pharmacological treatment. For this reason surgical resection or gamma knife irradiation are the best choices in the management of this pathology. This article describes the case of a 26-year-old woman with a frontal ganglioglioma, who presented with epilepsy and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea caused by skull base erosion.

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Title: International Summer School - Transnasal Endoscopic Surgery: From Sinuses To Skull Base

Date: June 24th-28th, 2019

Location: Gross Anatomy Laboratory, University of Brescia and Spedali Civili Brescia- Italy

It is a pleasure to present to you the 5th edition of “International Summer School - Transnasal Endoscopic Surgery”. The course will consist of 3 days of hands-on dissection on injected, fresh-frozen specimens under the guidance of international experts. The last 2 days will be dedicated to live surgeries in which all the techniques will be put into practice and described step by step.  Across the course, lectures and debates about anatomy, surgery and pathology of skull base lesions will be lead by guest speakers. The aim of the course is not only to offer a multidisciplinary perspective on endoscopic surgery, but also to emphasize the necessity of a collaborative approach. There are a few remaining observer places. We look forward to welcoming you in Brescia!

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Thursday, 25 April 2019 17:17

European Society for Trauma & Emergency Surgery

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TitleESTES Congress 2019

Date: May 5-7, 2019

Location: Clarion Congress Hotel Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Everything is ready for the 20th European Society for Trauma & Emergency Surgery 2019! Prague will be hosting thousands of participants to discuss relevant topics regarding emergency surgery and the management of trauma, sharing the latest innovations which could transform the way care is provided. Online registration is available until May 1st!

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We are pleased to announce that Professor Ahmed Ammar will be delivering a webinar as part of the Young Neurosurgeon’s Webinar series hosted by the WFNS. Prof Ammar is a neurosurgeon based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, and works as the Secretary of the International Society for Neurosurgical Technology and Instrument Invention. His talk is entitled ‘Ethics in Neurosurgery’, and will be hosted on Sunday 28th April 2019 at 15:00 GMT. Follow one of the links below to tune in!

Zoom ID: 521-753-075

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/521753075

URL: https://bit.ly/2UERo7n

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 05:42

EUROSPINE Spring Specialty Meeting 2019

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Title: EUROSPINE Spring Specialty Meeting 2019 

Date: 02-03 May 2019

Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

The “EUROSPINE Spring Meeting 2019” is two-day event organised by the German Spine Society (DWG), AOSpine and the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS). The aim of the meeting is to share the best knowledges and the latest advances in the field of spine care. International experts from all over the world will lead lectures and debates on complex spinal surgery.

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