231 Surgical Intervention for Intracranial Lesions - Understanding the Approach and Exposure of Tumors and Vascular Lesions of the Brain

Tuesday, April 28
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Location: LNL2; BCEC

Fee: $99
Advanced Practice Provider Fee: $99
Candidate and Medical Student Fee: $65

Moderator(s): Christi DeLemos, RN, NP; Marianne E. Langlois, MS, PA-C

Panelist(s): Karam Asmaro, MD; Eric Ryan Butler, PA-C

This course is for the APP looking to increase their knowledge in the nuances of surgical resection of intracranial lesions. The technique of performing craniotomy/craniectomy is discussed as well as the various types of surgical positions. Emphasis will be placed on the approach to various lesions as well as equipment available in the Operating room.

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

  • Identify the various approaches to expose the underlying pathology in supra and infratentorial cranial surgery.
  • Discuss the importance of the skin incision including the need for preservation of blood supply and cosmetic appearance and the importance of intracranial landmarks in craniotomy/craniectomy.
  • Discuss the benefit of intraoperative navigational software for incision planning and complication avoidance.
  • Describe the general types of patient positioning equipment and devices that are available in the OR.
  • Explain variations of basic positioning, the pressure points involved and patient safety considerations as well as discuss the risks to the patient that are associated with establishment and maintenance of surgical positioning.