COMPLX-700 | 1st International School of Surgical Anatomy (ISSA) Course: Tips and Tricks in Laparoscopic Retroperitoneal Surgical Anatomy to Perform Safe Gynecologic Surgery


Day 2: Monday, November 12 2018


7:00 am – 11:00 am


Room: 120






Shailesh P. Puntambekar


Jaime Albornoz, Marcello Ceccaroni, Ted T.M. Lee, Javier F. Magrina, Giovanni Roviglione, Pere N. Barri Sodevilla, Stefano Uccella


Laparoscopic surgery for benign and deeply infiltrative diseases represents complex challenges for pelvic surgeons. Instructors from the International School of Surgical Anatomy (ISSA) of Verona, Italy will provide participants a comprehensive overview of the pelvic anatomy and guidance on how to navigate the retroperitoneal space and structure. These approaches will help the surgeons formulate a well-strategized treatment plan leading to optimal surgical outcomes.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the clinician will be able to: 1) Recognize the anatomical landmarks and major pelvic structures pertinent to gynecologic laparoscopy and retroperitoneal dissection for basic, intermediate and advanced procedures; 2) discuss laparoscopic surgical techniques to enter and expose avascular spaces of the pelvis, parametrial ligaments, nerves and pelvic vessels and their relations to the ureter and retroperitoneal structures; 3) review the principles of a nerve-sparing; and 4) provide step-by-step dissection of the uterine artery and the pelvic ureter related to gynecologic retroperitoneal procedures (i.e. big uteri, intraligamentary myomas, deep endometriosis and gynecologic cancers).

Course Outline

Please refer to program below.

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