Endoscopic Ear Surgery

Endoscopic Ear Surgery Workshop
Northwestern University-Feinberg School of Medicine
Friday, September 8, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Endoscopic Ear Surgery Workshop is a hands-on endoscopic ear surgery course suitable for practicing otolaryngologists and senior otolaryngology trainees.   While key surgical techniques will be described and demonstrated by well-known international and U.S. Faculty, the main emphasis of the course will be to provide hands-on dissection experience using fresh-frozen cadavers and state-of-the-art equipment.

Learning Objectives       
•    As a result of participation in the proposed education activity/knowledge resource, participants should be able to:
•    Discuss the advantages and limitations of using endoscopes for transcanal ear surgery
•    Demonstrate the endoscopic anatomy of the ear and lateral skull base
•    Practice transcanal endoscopic ear surgery techniques in the dissection laboratory


Didactic Sessions

7:30 am Registration and Breakfast  
8:00 am Introducing Endoscopic Ear Surgery into Your Practice - Rationale Brian J. McKinnon, MD, MBA
8:15 am Endoscopic Anatomy/Ventilation Pathways of the Middle Ear Ken Kazahaya, MD
8:50 am Tympanoplasty Daniel Choo, MD
9:10 am Ossicular Chain Reconstruction/Stapes Walter Kutz, MD
9:40 am Break  
10:00 am Cholesteatoma Surgery David Pothier, MD
10:30 am Endoscopic Ear Surgery in Children Adrain James, MD
10:50 am Advanced ESS - The Petrous Apex Joao Flavio Nogueira, MD
11:10 am Break  
11:20 am Endoscopic Access to Protympanum and Proximal ET Muaaz Tarabichi, MD
11:40 am Break and Lunch Box Pick-up  
12:00 pm ESS Panel - Ask the Expert All Faculty












Hands-On Cadaver Dissection

12:20 pm Introduction
12:30 pm Canal Incisions/Raise Tympanomeatal Flap
12:50 pm Take the Drum Forward of the Malleus
1:10 pm Perform Traditional Typmanoplasty
1:30 pm Examine Ventilation Pathways of the Middle Ear Using 1 and 30 Degree Scopes
1:50 pm Practice Using Curved ESS Specific Instruments
2:10 pm Remove Incus - Perform PORP OCR
2:35 pm Remove Stapes - Perform TORP OCR
3:00 pm Perform Atticotomy and Remove Bony Canal Sking to Perform a Wide Canalplasty
3:30 pm Drill the Infracochlear Tract
4:00 pm Drill the Transpromontorial Approach in the Internal Auditory Canal