RCSEd Neurosurgical Approaches

Neurosurgical Approaches to the Cranial Compartments

Location: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Next dates: TBC

Target Audience: ST3-ST8 and subspecialty (skull base and cerebrovascular) fellows

Fees: £1250


This course is aimed at ST3-ST8 level trainees and subspecialty (skull base and cerebrovascular) fellows. Teaching of the approaches are tailored to the specific needs and experience of the individual trainee. This workshop is co-organised by the east and west of Scotland training programs. The program includes complex surgical procedures which cannot be performed by trainees without prior cadaveric exposure.

It covers the whole armamentarium of intracranial approaches and provides fundamental insight to very complex procedures. The focus is on enabling trainees to safely approach superficial and deep seated vascular and benign intracranial lesions arising from or being in proximity to the cranial vault or skull base. Trainees will gain a heightened appreciation of the critical structures encountered through these approaches.