Training & Education
This French language 1-day course covers endoscopic approaches to the paranasal sinus for treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis.
Participants will be exposed on advancement in technologies; paranasal sinus anatomy; pre-operative CT scan reading; surgical techniques with demonstrations; practical
hands-on with fresh frozen cadaveric dissections and case discussions.
Lead by Prof Rombaux (UCL St Luc) and Prof Eloy (CHU UCL Namur – Mont Godinne).
Post-graduated and young ENT specialists interested in further developing their skills in functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) to treat simple to complex cases.
During this course, participants will:
- get to know the general anatomy, and the pathophysiology and surgical anatomy of the paranasal sinus in particular;
- practise the following surgical techniques through cadaver dissection:
- balloon sinuplasty;
- endoscopic approaches to maxillary sinus for partial and full resection of uncinate, accessory ostia, inferior turbinate reductions, ethmoid and sphenoid surgery;
- frontal sinus surgery, DCR and all that participants would prefer to practise.
- acquire experience using endoscopic instruments and powered instrumentation and see how image guidance (navigation) can contribute to perform functional endoscopic sinus surgery.
Faculty of UCL St Luc
Laboratory of anatomy – Tour Vésale
Wire Skills for surgeons or equivalent.
Welcome coffee at 8.15 hrs
Start at 8.30 hrs
Lunch from 12.00 - 13.00 hrs
Closing at 16.00 hrs
Training dates in 2020 have not been determined yet.
- Maxillary techniques:
Power approaches, partial and full resection of uncinate, accessory ostia, inferior turbinate reductions, ethmoid and sphenoid surgery
- SPA/ABA ligation
- Lateral canthotomy/cantholysis
- Frontal sinus: DRAF IIb and III