WFNS Cerebral, Ventricular and Skull Base Neuroendoscopy Training Course, July 1 & 3, 2019

Buenos Aires - Argentina

July 1-3, 2019


FLENI Neurological and Neurosurgical Institute

Morphological Sciences Museum. School of Medicine. Buenos Aires University (UBA)


World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies - WFNS, Neuroendoscopy Committee

International Federation of Neuroendoscopy – IFNE Latin American Study Group on Neuroendoscopy – GLEN Asociación Argentina de Neurocirugia – AANC

Sociedad Argentina de Neurocirugía Pediátrica – SANCP Asociación de Otorrinolaringología de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires – AOCBA Federación Argentina de Sociedades de Otorrinolaringología - FASO

Course Description and Learning Objectives

Through lectures and case-based discussions, attendants will acquire basics anatomical knowledge, indications, techniques and complications of ventricular-cerebral and skull base endoscopic procedures.

Hands-on will be boot camps where trainees will progressively acquire skills in the management of neuro-endoscopic instruments in non-anatomic and anatomic simulators.

Faculty will include neurosurgeons and ENT surgeons

At the end of the course attendants will be able to:

-     Discuss indications for surgical treatment of ventricular-cerebral and skull base lesions

-     Perform endoscopic ventricular-cerebral and/or endonasal approaches to the anterior skull base (according to Hands-on selection)


Designed for: Fellows and Seniors Neurosurgeons and Otorhinolaryngologists

interested in ventricular and/or skull base surgery

Ventricular-Cerebral Endoscopy

Directors:                        Roberto Jaimovich - Carlos Gagliardi

Coordinators:                Sebastián Jaimovich – Francisco Marcó del Pont


Central Skull Base Endoscopy

Directors:                        Andres Cervio – Ricardo Marengo

Coordinators                 Ignacio Golian – Carlos López Moris

International Faculty:

Dr Eduardo Vellutini (Neurosurgeon) San Pablo-Brasil

Dr Ricardo Santos de Oliveira (Neurosurgeon) San Pablo-Brasil

Dr Alvaro Córdoba (Neurosurgeon) Montevideo-Uruguay

Dra Nelci Zanon (Neurosurgeon) San Pablo-Brasil

Local Faculty:           Dr Marcelo Bartuluchi ( Neuro surgeon ) Buenos Aires

Dr Luis Bassagaisteguy (Head and Neck Surgery) Rosario

Dr Fernando Contreras (Neurosurgeon) Buenos Aires

Dr Marcelo D’Agustini (Neurosurgeon) La Plata

Dr Guillermo Fernández Molina (Neurosurgeon) La Plata

Dr Gustavo Hadad (ENT) Rosario

Dr Miguel Mural (Neurosurgeon) Buenos Aires

Dr Sergio Pampin (Neurosurgeon) Buenos Aires Dr Santiago Portillo (Neurosurgeon) Buenos Aires Dra Graciela Zúccaro (Neurosurgeon) Buenos Aires 


Preliminary Program

Ventricular and Cerebral Endoscopy

Hydrocephalus Session

Registration and Welcome

Basic Principles and Neuroendoscopy Instruments

Normal Ventricular Endoscopic Anatomy and variants

Complex hydrocephalus. Indications and Technique.

Septostomy: indications and surgical technique

ETV Indications and technique


Challenges in ETV

Complications in ETV

ETV Long term results

Ventricular Washing in Pioventriculitis

Endoscopy in ventricular and parenchymal Hemorrhage


Cysts Session

Arachnoid cysts: classification and radiology

Endoscopy in Silvian and Supraselar Arachnoid Cysts

Endoscopy in Interhemispheric cysts and agenesis of septum pellucidum

Endoscopy in Posterior fossa arachnoid cysts

Intraventricular Non-tumoral Cysts


Brain Tumors Session

Neuroendoscopy and Navigation. Indications and Technique Endoscopic management of intra and paraventricular tumors Hydrocephalus management in posterior fossa tumors

Colloid Cysts. Indications and Technique

Confocal endoscopy in brain tumors

Endoport Parafascicular Approach in Cerebral and Ventricular Tumors

Endoscope-assisted microsurgery in brain tumors


Ventricular and Cerebral Hands-On

Hands-On I: Instruments and Non anatomical simulators

Hands-On II: Anatomical Simulators with complex pathologies (training in ETV CPC, intraventricular hemorrhage, solid and cystic tumors, catheter implantation and removal) + Neuronavigation

Hands-On III: Biological Models simulation (solid and cystic tumors, membranes fenestration and hemostasis) + Neuroendoscopic ultrasound cavitation


Skull Base Endoscopy

Skull Base normal Anatomy. Neuroradiological correlation.

What does a neurosurgeon know from ENT point of view? Turbinate management, septal deviations and spurs

Sphenoid sinus approaches. Indications. Variants and reconstruction. Nasoseptal flaps.

Transplanum transtuberculum selae approaches. Indications, techniques and complications

Transcribiform plate approaches. Indications, techniques and complications

Transclival approaches. Indications, techniques and complications

Skull Base Hands-On

Hands-On I: Instruments and Non anatomical simulators

Hands-On II: Nasal semiology. Septal and lateral structures. Nasoseptal flap technique.

Sphenoid sinus approach. Transplanum transtuberculum selae approache

Hands-On III: Anterior skull base approach. Transclival approach.

Registration Information


Fees: Before May, 30 th .
Lectures Unit Alone: Ventricular u$s 100
Hands-on: Ventricular+Skull Base u$s 600
Hands-on Skull Base Hands-on u$s 850
u$s 850
u$s 80 (theoretical unit included)
u$s 500 (theoretical unit included)
u$s 700 (theoretical unit included)

Vacancies:      Theoretical Lectures Ventricular Cerebral and Skull Base: 82

Ventricular Hands-On: 16

Skull Base Hands-On: 8

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