ANAT-603 | Deep Dive into the Underground Labyrinth of the Pelvic Anatomy


Day 1, Sunday, November 11, 2018


12:30 pm – 4:30 pm


Room: 118


Cadaveric Lab




Ted T.M. Lee, Samar Nahas


Dierdre A. Lum, Fariba Mohtashami, R. Wendel Naumann, Robert M. Rogers, Matthew T. Siedhoff, Craig J. Sobolewski, Linda C. Yang

Presented in affiliation with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
This course is pending approval for ABOG Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV


This hands-on cadaveric lab is designed for beginning and advanced minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons, both generalists and oncologists. Familiarity with pelvic and retroperitoneal anatomy is essential to optimizing safe and efficient gynecologic surgery. In this lab, participants will dissect through the pelvic sidewall, identify all avascular pelvis spaces, recognize pelvic arteries and veins and discovering the pelvic nervous system including the ilioinguinal nerves. Participants will be given the option to dissect infra-renal intraperito-neal para-aortic lymph nodes and omentectomy or dissect the Space of Retzius, complete a total hysterectomy with vaginal cuff closure, perform cystotomy with repair and practice suturing. Expert faculty will present useful techniques to avoiding complications and will be at the participants disposal for any questions.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the clinician will be able to: 1) Identify and dissect all pelvic avascular spaces including para-rectal, para-vesical, rectovaginal and pre-sacral 2) expose the path of the ureter to avoid injury during complex gynecological surgeries; and 3) recognize major vascular and neural anatomic structures of the pelvis and retroperitoneum to help perform radical nerve sparing surgeries.

Course Outline

Please refer to program below.

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