Surgical principles and techniques

Module Editor: Mr Ravindra Nannapaneni

This module includes sessions that are most relevant to neurosurgeons.  Much of this module is technical, explaining how to use equipment or do certain approaches. The specific pathologies are dealt with elsewhere.

Please select a session from below.

Available courses

Performing a Retrosigmoid Craniotomy NEW

Advanced Microsurgical Skills NEW

The Translabyrinthine Approach to the Cerebellopontine Angle NEW

Performing a Far Lateral Craniotomy or Postero-lateral Approach

Closing a Neonatal Myelomeningocele NEW

Performing a Trans-sphenoidal Approach to the Sellar

Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty

Performing a Lumbar Laminectomy

Inserting Pedicle Screws

Performing an Eyebrow Craniotomy

Inserting or Revising a Syringopleural Shunt

Performing a Craniotomy for a Convexity Meningioma

Application of a Halo or Traction to the Cervical Spine

Principles of Surgical Scoliosis Correction

Principles of Awake Craniotomy

Image-guided Neurosurgery

The Operating Microscope and Microsurgical Visualisation

Prions and Neurosurgery

Intraoperative Imaging Techniques

Performing a Pterional Craniotomy

Bibliography Wiki

The Modern Theatre Environment

Use of Standard Neurosurgical Equipment

Advanced Microsurgical Skills

Intraoperative Neurosurgical Electrophysiological Monitoring

Use of an Endoscope

Surgery in Children

Diagnosis and Management of Post-operative Haematoma

Preparing the Operative Site

Performing Burr Holes

How to Do An Image Guided Biopsy

Performing a Convexity Craniotomy

How to do an Image-guided Craniotomy

Performing a Subfrontal Craniotomy

Performing a Midline Supratentorial Craniotomy

How to do an Inter-hemispheric Approach for a Colloid Cyst

Performing a Midline Posterior Fossa Craniotomy

Minimal Invasive Neurosurgery

Surgical Approaches to Tumours of the Ventricle

Performing an Anterior Cervical Discectomy

Posterior Thoracic Approaches

Performing Posterior Cervical Decompression Procedures

Fusing C1 to C2

Performing a Posterior Cervical Fusion

Minimally Invasive Surgical Approaches to the Posterior Thoraco-lumbar Spine

Performing a Lumbar Microdiscectomy

Closing a Neonatal Myelomeningocele