Performing safe and effective surgery for patients with brain tumors, tumors of the skull base and pituitary tumors requires a dedicated and experienced team of specialists. Over the last two decades, minimally invasive approaches to reach these often difficult-to-access tumors have flourished largely due to advances in neuro-anatomical understanding as well as refinements in instrumentation including the high-definition endoscope, ultrasound and surgical navigation.
As a result of such progress, led by a number of national and international centers, the field of keyhole and endoscopic brain tumor surgery is an area for which more and more neurosurgeons, ENTs and neuro-ophthalmologists seek advanced training. Short, intense focused courses such as this one being offered by PNI and OSU allow surgeons to gain further “hands-on” exposure and expertise in the indications and use of these advanced techniques. These meetings ultimately help optimize outcomes and surgical safety for patients with the all types of brain tumors including meningiomas, glioblastomas, pituitary adenomas, schwannomas, craniopharyngiomas, chordomas and metastatic brain tumors.