Advanced Soft Tissue Surgery – Thoracic Surgery I and II


This is a two day practical session. Modules must be attended as a pair.

Key Learning Objectives Day One:

  • Be familiar with the challenges encountered treating thoracic trauma and stabilising patients with severe injuries.
  • Discuss the aetiology and clinical findings associated with conditions that might require lung lobectomy such as cysts, bullae, lung abscessation, laceration, torsion and pulmonary neoplasia.
  • Describe the clinical findings and surgical options for the treatment of thoracic wall tumours.
  • Outline pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment options associated with patent ductus arteriosus (PDA).
  • Illustrate an understanding of the principles of thoracoscopically assisted thoracic surgery.

Includes a practical session where intercostal and rib resection thoracotomy, lung lobectomy, location of PDA and thoracoscopy can be practised.

Key Learning Objectives Day Two:

  • Explain the aetiology and clinical findings associated with chylothorax.
  • Review the surgical principles and indications for intra-thoracic oesophageal surgery.
  • Discuss the aetiology and clinical findings associated with pectus excavatum.
  • Describe the pros and cons of median sternotomy and when this approach should be selected.
  • Outline the surgical approach for ablation of a neoplastic right atrium.

Includes a practical session where median sternotomy, subtotal pericardectomy, caudal thoracotomy/location of the site for ligation of the thoracic duct, transdiaphragmatic approach for ligation of the thoracic duct/cisterna chyli ablation and pleural port placement can be practised.

Payment Terms & Conditions

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  2. Where all available places are full, applicants will be offered first refusal for the next available date.
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