HNS & FDRc: VarESS: sinus surgery.

December 10-12, 2018: Postgraduate University course (basic course, in  English)

Link to the flyer (.pdf)

VarESS: Endoscopic nose and paranasal sinus surgery

Directors: Prof. Paolo Castelnuovo, Prof. Davide Locatelli, Prof. Paolo Battaglia.


Azzolini Claudio, Ophthalmology, Varese
Balbi Sergio, Neurosurgery, Varese
Basilico Francesca, Otorhinolaryngology, Varese
Battaglia Paolo, Otorhinolaryngology, Varese
Bernardini Elena, Otorhinolaryngology, Varese
Bignami Maurizio, Otorhinolaryngology, Varese
Castelnuovo Paolo, Otorhinolaryngology, Varese
Cherubino Mario, Plastic and Reconstructive Suergery, Varese
Donati Simone, Ophthalmology, Varese
Garberi Cesare, Forensic Medicine, Varese
Karligkiotis Apostolos, Otorhinolaryngology, Varese
Locatelli Davide, Neurosurgery, Varese
Mercuri Anna, Neuroradiology, Varese
Motta Marco, Forensic Medicine, Varese
Pagella Fabio, Otorhinolaryngology, Pavia
Pistochini Andrea, Otorhinolaryngology, Varese
Preti Andrea, Otorhinolaryngology, Milano
Terranova Paola, Otorhinolaryngology, Varese
Tomazic Peter Valentin, Otorhinolaryngology, Graz
Turri-Zanoni Mario, Otorhinolaryngology, Varese
Valdatta Luigi, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Varese
Volpi Luca, Otorhinolaryngology, Varese

Sede del Corso

Head and Neck & Forensic Dissection ResearchCenter (HNS & FDRc) – Dipartimento di Biotecnologie e Scienze della Vita (DBSV)- Università dell’Insubria, ASST Sette Laghi, Ospedale di Circolo e Fondazione Macchi.

Via Guicciardini 9, 21100 Varese


Special guest: Peter Valentin Tomazic – Medical University of Graz, Graz

1° day:

07:00 – Registration of participants
07:15 – Surgical cases presentation
07:30 – Surgical anatomy of the sinonasal district
08:30 – Live surgery & debate
12:30 – Imaging: Radiological anatomy of the paranasal sinuses
13:00 – LUNCH
14:00 – Video-guided step-by-step dissection
– Identification of main surgical landmarks
– Sphenopalatine artery identification
– Anterior sinus compartment: uncinectomy, middle
antrostomy, anterior ethmoidectomy, Draf type I
19:00 – Closing remarks

2° day:

07:15 – Surgical cases presentation
07:30 – Treatment of sinonsal tumors
08:30 – Live surgery & debate
12:30 – Imaging: differential diagnosis of sinonasal tumors
13:00 – LUNCH
14:00 – Video-guided step-by-step dissection
– Posterior sinus compartment: posterior
ethmoidectomy, sphenoidotomy
– Draf type II, III
19:00 – Closing remarks

3° day:

07:15 – Surgical cases presentation
08:15 – Management of sinonasal complications
08:30 – Live surgery & debate
12:30 – Imaging: CSF-Leaks diagnostics
13:00 – LUNCH
14:00 – Video-guided step-by-step dissection
– Medial maxillectomy
– Access to the pterygopalatine fossa
– Optic nerve decompression
– Orbital decompression
19:00 – Take home message & closing remarks


The basic three-days lasting workshop is grounded on sessions of live surgery, lectures and practical cadaveric dissection. After the presentation of the daily clinical cases, participants will attend live surgery projections and will debate the surgical procedures directly with the surgeons.
Lectures will relate to sinonasal surgical anatomy (macroscopic, endoscopic and
radiologic), and specific surgical techniques. Afternoon sessions of step-by-step tutorgiuded anatomical dissection will complete the programme. This course is addressed to ENT specialists or residents who desire to deepen their knowledge on treatment of sinonasal inflammatory pathology, benign tumors and management of possible complications.
Partecipants that attend the three-day course and pass a final examination, will
receive the Post Graduate University Diploma in Endoscopic Nose & Paranasal Sinus Surgery, of the University of Insubria in Varese.

Instructional material

The instructional material in digital format will be delivered at registation, during the first session


Enrollment is limited to 20 participants. For registration send an email with name, surname, date of birth, CV, and telephone number to
Applications must be submitted within 45 days before the beginning of the course and will be accepted according to a chronological order and in any case after receipt of the bank transfer.

Regular fees: 1400,00 Euro

Registration fees include: Teaching Material – Tuition – Coffee-Breaks – Lunches –
University Certificate

The University of Insubria will provide an insurance that will cover the participants
from self-injuries and for Civil Responsibility (not for Professional Responsibility), with
the maximum coverage requested by the ASST Sette Laghi.

Participants must attend the three-day course and pass a final examination, to receive the Post Graduate University Diploma in Endoscopic Surgery of the Nose & Paranasal Sinuses, of the University of Insubria in Varese.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation received within the registration deadline (30 days before the beginning of the course): 75% refund. Cancellation received beyond the registration deadline: no refund. The name of the participant can be changed within one week prior to the course.

Payment modality

A confirmation will be sent after receipt of the bank transfer.
Account Holder: Univ. Insubria Dip. Biotecnologie e scienze della vita
Branch: Bank Branch 158, viale Belforte 151, 21100 –
IBAN: IT54F0569610801000085100X89
Swift code: POSOIT22
Causal: Name and surname of the partecipant, ORL 3 sinus 2018

Segreteria Organizzativa
Adriana Jacona
Dipartimento di Biotecnologie e Scienze della Vita (DBSV)- Università dell’Insubria
Via J.H. Dunant, 3 – 21100 Varese