SurgeonWorkforce Creates Map Highlighting Gaps in Surgical Care

Developing regions all over the world are medically underserved and experience tremendous gaps in the availability of surgical care, which most outside of the medical community remain unaware of. The region made up of East, Central, and Southern Africa is one such area. SurgeonWorkforce (http://www.cosecsa.org/global-surgery-map), an interactive map, aims to create awareness about this dearth by offering insight into surgical workforce distribution in the region.

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PREPRINT RELEASE: Ethmoid Artery Anatomy

Ethmoid Artery Anatomy
Duke University Medical Center
Dr. Jeevan Ramakrishnan
Department of Surgery
Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

Dr. Ramakrishnan explores a cadaveric ethmoid sinus to identify clinically relevant arterial anatomy for the ENT residents at Duke University Hospital.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Thyroidectomy (Cadaver)

Thyroidectomy (Cadaver)
Duke University Medical Center
Daniel J. Rocke MD, JD,
Department of Surgery
Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
C. Scott Brown MD,
Department of Surgery
Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

Dr. Rocke instructs a cadaver lab at Duke University to train the residents on the finer points of a standard thyroidectomy. Anatomy is better visualized with the help of overlaying illustrations during the procedure.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Extraventricular Drainage and Hematoma Evacuation to Treat Hydrocephalus Following Lysis of MCA Embolism

Extraventricular Drainage and Hematoma Evacuation to Treat Hydrocephalus Following Lysis of MCA Embolism
Charite Hospital Berlin
Dr. med. Vincent Prinz,

PD Dr. med. Marcus Czabanka

A patient develops signs of hydrocephalus after receiving systemic thrombolysis for a MCA embolism. Dr. Prinz and his team react to the increased intracranial pressure by placing an extraventricular drain followed by manual evacuation of the hematoma.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (Cadaveric): Maxillary, Ethmoid, Sphenoid

Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (Cadaveric): Maxillary, Ethmoid, Sphenoid
Duke University School of Medicine
David W Jang, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
C. Scott Brown, MD
Resident Physician

Dr. Jang instructs a cadaver lab to educate the residents at Duke University on the steps and technical aspects of various endoscopic sinus surgery procedures.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Resection of a Sphenoid Wing Meningioma

Resection of a Sphenoid Wing Meningioma
Charite Hospital Berlin
Marcus Czabanka PD Dr. Med.

Watch as Dr. Czabanka navigates delicate territory to expose and excise a meningioma from the sphenoid wing of a symptomatic patient. Use of the microscope becomes crucial to prevent damage to healthy tissue while devascularizing the tumor.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)

Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM)
Massachusetts General Hospital
David Rattner, MD
Chief of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery
Ozanan R Meireles, MD
General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

Dr. Rattner and Dr. Meireles endoscopically generate a submucosal tunnel to reach and release the circular muscles of the lower esophageal sphincter to help alleviate a patient’s achalasia.

 

PREPRINT RELEASE: Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair

0126-blog-shotLaparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
David Rattner MD
Chief of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Rattner tackles a problematic paraesophageal hernia, systematically retracting the stomach into the abdominal cavity. He finishes the procedure by performing both a toupet fundoplication and gastropexy.