278/279; Ernest N. Morial
Candidate and Medical Student Fee: $65
Director(s): Anil Nanda, MD, MPH, FAANS
Assistant Director(s): William T. Couldwell, MD, PhD, FAANS
Faculty: Mika Niemela, MD, PhD, IFAANS (Finland); M. Necmettin Pamir, MD, IFAANS (Turkey)
The objective of this course is to review the nuances of posterior fossa surgery. The discussion includes relevant surgical anatomy and approaches to various lesions of the posterior fossa. In addition, complication avoidance and management during surgery will be discussed. The lesions and approaches presented include microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia, approaches to vestibular schwannoma, far lateral approach to skull base tumors and aneurysms, as well as midline approaches to pediatric posterior fossa tumors and endoscopic approaches to clivus.