037 Complication Avoidance in Intracranial Surgery

Sunday, April 26
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: 153A; BCEC

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; Elad I. Levy, MD, FAANS, MBA; Michael J. Link, MD, FAANS; Basant Kumar Misra, MCh MS (India); Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, PhD, FAANS; Lukas Rasulic, MD, PhD (Serbia)

This course addresses anatomical and technical pit falls in a variety of intracranial lesions, while discussing specifics in terms of management, preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative. Case vignettes on a variety of tumors and aneurysm cases in an interactive fashion are also included.

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

  • Match 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 and acoustic neuromas.
  • Discuss complication avoidance with transsphenoidal pituitary surgery and endonasal endoscopy.