031 Complication Avoidance in Intracranial Surgery

Sunday, April 14
7:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: 26AB; SDCC

Fee: $450
Advanced Practice Provider Fee: $315
Candidate and Medical Student Fee: $65

Director(s): Anil Nanda, MD, MPH, FAANS

Assistant Director(s): Gregory J. Zipfel, MD, FAANS

Faculty: Paul A. Gardner, MD, FAANS; Carl B. Heilman, MD, FAANS; Satoshi Kuroda, MD, PhD, IFAANS (Japan); Elad I. Levy, MD, FAANS, MBA; Michael J. Link, MD, FAANS; Akio Morita, MD, PhD, IFAANS (Japan); Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, PhD, FAANS

This course will address anatomical and technical pit falls in a variety of intracranial lesions while discussing specifics in terms of management, preoperatively, intraoperatively, and postoperatively. Case vignettes will also be discussed on a variety of tumors and aneurysm cases in an interactive fashion.

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss Anatomical and technical pitfalls to a variety of intracranial lesions.
  • Discuss approaches in complication avoidance, including intraoperative rupture with aneurysms.
  • Discuss management in complications with intracranial vasospasm.
  • Discuss complications with management of skull base meningiomas/gliomas/ acoustic neuromas.
  • Discuss complication avoidance with transsphenoidal pituitary surgery/ endonasal endoscopy.