Temporal Bone Course Program Schedule

U-M faculty and prominent visiting professors contribute their expertise in the laboratory and through daily lectures. Lecture topics are listed below. Three additional lectures will be provided on other pertinent topics by the distinguished guest professor. We begin promptly at 8 a.m. in the Temporal Bone Lab, Room 4643 in the Med Sci II Building.


  • 8 a.m. Welcome/Drilling Instruction and Topographic Anatomy
  • 9 a.m. Temporal Bone Dissection: Cortical Mastoidectomy, Canalplasty and Middle Ear
  • 12 p.m. Lunch/Mastoidectomy Techniques
  • 1 p.m. Temporal Bone Dissection: Canal Wall Down Mastoidectomy, Facial Nerve Dissection and Endolymphatic Sac
  • 4 p.m. Radiology of the Temporal Bone


  • 8 am. Tympanoplasty Techniques
  • 9 a.m. Temporal Bone Dissection: Intact Canal Wall Mastoidectomy, Facial Recess Approach and Transmastoid Labyrinthectomy
  • 12 p.m. Lunch/Otosclerosis and Stapedectomy
  • 1 p.m. Temporal Bone Dissection: Facial Nerve Decompression and Endolymphatic Sac
  • 4 p.m. Clinical Pearls in Otologic Diagnosis


  • 8 am. Neuro-Otologic Surgical Approaches
  • 9 a.m. Temporal Bone Dissection: Translabyrinthine Approach to IAC, and ICW Mastoidectomy and Cochleostomy
  • 12 p.m. Lunch/Facial Nerve Paralysis
  • 1 p.m. Temporal Bone Dissection: Middle Cranial Fossa Approach, and Middle Ear and Eustachian Tube from Above
  • 5 p.m. Lecture by Guest Faculty


  • 7 a.m. Grand Rounds: Guest Faculty
  • 8 a.m. Temporal Bone Dissection: Tympanomeatal Flap, Middle Ear Exploration, Stapedectomy and Ossicular Chain Reconstruction
  • 12 p.m. Lunch/Lecture by Guest Faculty
  • 1 p.m. Elective Temporal Bone Dissection Activities
  • 4 p.m. Histopathology of the Temporal Bone


  • 8 a.m. Evaluation/Treatment of a Dizzy Patient
  • 9 a.m. Temporal Bone Dissection: Extended Facial Recess Approach, Lateral Temporal Bone Resection
  • 12 p.m. Lunch/Surgery for Vestibular Disorders
  • 1 p.m. Temporal Bone Dissection: Facial Nerve Mobilization, Approaches to Petrous Apex and Infratemporal Fossa Approach to Skull Base
  • 1:30 p.m. Optional Vestibular Testing Demo
  • 4 p.m. Adjournment