Educational needs and expected outcome: Conventional open vascular surgery plays a crucial role in the management of all aspects of arterial disease, and in particular in trauma and those complex cases where challenging anatomy means an endovascular approach is not always feasible. As a consequence of the rise in endovascular surgery, there has been a reduction in the exposure that most trainees get to open vascular surgery . This 2-day course will focus on the surgical anatomy that is relevant to expose, control and operate on the entire extra-cranial arterial tree. It will also address aspects of hybrid procedures and complications that may arise during endovascular treatment.
Objectives: This is a hands-on course that will be carried out on fresh cadavers. It aims to improve knowledge and confidence in surgical access to the femoropopliteal-tibial arteries, the neck vessels, the thoracic and abdominal aorta, the iliacs and the visceral aortic branches. The tutors drawn from across Europe, and are all experts in the field of open vascular surgery. The course is open to both young consultant vascular and general surgeons and advanced-level trainees in vascular or general surgery.
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