Thirteenth Practical

Introductory Course in Microsurgery of the Temporal Bone (Otology)
General Information

FIMF in collaboration with:

  • Department of Anatomy, University Hospital of Zürich, Switzerland
  • Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Kantonsspital Lucerne, Switzerland

Course Objectives:

  • Practising microsurgical procedures on temporal bones
  • Surgical anatomy and analysis of CT scans
  • Discussion of surgical cases
  • Teaching of drilling techniques
Course Director
Prof. Dr med. Thomas Linder
Number of Participants
limited to12
Course Location

Anatomy Department University Zurich-Irchel
Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich

Tram no. 9, 10: Irchel
Tram no. 7, 14: Milchbuck

Parking: University Campus Zurich-Irchel


(Anatomy Department University Zurich-Irchel, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich: see map)

Anatomy of the temporal bone
Basics of Drilling Techniques

Open Mastoido-Epitympanectomy with Tympanoplasty (Open MET)

Introduction and Video
Dissection (1st temporal bone)
Lunch (provided)
Dissection (1st temporal bone)
Checklist of open MET

Discussion of individual temporal bones

Clinical Cases and Video


Review of the day: “Tips and Pitfalls”
Course Dinner (provided)

(18:30 – 21:00)

Clinical Radiology of the Temporal Bone

Closed Tympano-Mastoidectomy

Introduction and Dissection

(2nd temporal bone)

Discussion of temporal bones
Lunch (provided)
Subtotal Petrosectomy
Introduction and Dissection

(2nd temporal bone)

Clinical Cases and Video


Course Summary and “Take-home messages”
End of the Course

After application we will send you an invoice for payment by banc draft.

Because of many applications we have to schedule on a «first pay, first serve» basis. Please note that the bank transmission fees have to be paid by the transmitter.

You will receive a final confirmation letter of your admission after the full payment has been received.

Cancellations received after 6 weeks prior to the course, will be subjected to a cancellation fee of CHF 500.–

Registration Fee