Temporal Bone Course

This extensive five-day course is designed as a complete temporal bone dissection course for the resident or fellow in training or as an update for the practicing otolaryngologist. The course seeks to improve the surgical skill of participants through a series of dissection exercises and review of topics in otology, neurotology and skull base surgery.

Upon completion of the course, participants will understand clinical decision making and will have improved basic temporal bone dissection skills so as to avoid technical errors in performing ear surgery, thus leading to fewer patient complications. Dissection exercises include:

  • Canal wall down mastoidectomy
  • Facial nerve decompression
  • Facial recess dissection
  • Intact canal wall mastoidectomy
  • Meatoplasty
  • Middle cranial fossa and lateral approaches to the temporal bone
  • Ossicular reconstruction
  • Stapedectomy
  • Translabyrinthine approach to internal auditory canal
  • Transmastoid labyrinthectomy
  • Tympanoplasty

Emphasis will be placed on providing the physician with a conceptual understanding of the three-dimensional temporal bone anatomy. The course emphasizes intensive hands-on dissection under faculty supervision for six hours daily, rather than observation of videotapes or live surgery.

Course Dates

  • October 22 - 26, 2018 (FULL)
  • November 5-9, 2018 (FULL)
  • April 1 - 5, 2019
  • May 13 - 17, 2019
  • October 7 - 11, 2019 (FULL)
  • November 4 - 8, 2019

Course Registration

TO register for this course, please complete and return the course registration form, found in the Temporal Bone Course Brochure. Additional information regarding accommodations, parking, etc. is available in the brochure. Do not assume you are registered until you receive an e-mail, letter or fax confirmation. Please note that we are not offering CME Credit at this time. 

For More Information

Laura Eldred

Temporal Bone Course Coordinator
734-764-6106