Sep 8, 2019

Microscopic and Endoscopic Skull Base Approaches Hands-On Cadaver Course at 30: Historical Vignette

A medical publication by Dr. Kenan Arnautovic


Laboratory-based cadaveric training is essential for neurosurgeons as they develop and refine their technical skills in preparation for the operating room.1 Laboratory training models are also essential for developing and refining surgical skills, especially in microsurgery.2 In fact, cadaveric dissection is the nearest form of simulation trainees have to performing surgical procedures on live patients.3 This fact is acknowledged by those who direct neurosurgical training. A survey sent to the program directors of all 100 neurosurgical residency programs in the United States showed that 95.4% believe laboratory dissection....