Surgical Neuroanatomy Lab Educational Activities

The Surgical Neuroanatomy Laboratory (SNL) has a major role in the preparation of the endoscopic endonasal skull base course organized four times a year at the University of Pittsburgh.

The SNL also organizes seminars every other Friday focused in training neurosurgery residents and fellows. The seminars consist on didactic and interactive 3D neuroanatomy lectures followed by neuroanatomical dissection in the lab.

Surgical Neuroanatomy Laboratory Seminars

  1. The Cerebrum: gyri, sulci, fissures
  2. The White Matter: fiber dissection and HDFT
  3. Lateral Ventricles, 3rd Ventricle, and Choroidal Fissure - transcallosal and transcortical approaches
  4. Orbito-pterional, Orbito-zigomatic, and Zigomatico-temporal approaches
  5. The Anterior and Lateral Basal Cisterns: arteries, veins, cranial nerves - surgical routes: pterional, subtemporal, pretemporal
  6. Medial Temporal Lobe: anteromedial temporal lobectomy and selective amygdalohippocampectomy
  7. Middle fossa and Anterior Transpetrosal approach
  8. The Cerebellum, 4th Ventricle, and Telo-Velar approach
  9. The Posterior Basal Cisterns and Pineal Region: supracerebellar infratentorial and occipital interhemispheric approaches
  10. Retrosigmoid and presigmoid transtentorial approaches posterior transpetrosal retro and translabyrinthine approaches)
  11. Foramen Magnum and Far Lateral approach
  12. Endoscopic Endonasal Approach (EEA) -sellar/parasellar
  13. EEA-anterior skull base
  14. EEA-middle skull base/infratemporal fossa/transpterygoid
  15. EEA-posterior skull base