Temporal Bone Dissection Course


2012 11:41:31 AM The Department of Otolaryngology hosts an annual Temporal Bone Dissection Course for Otolaryngology Residents and invited faculty in the newly refurbished Temporal Bone Dissection Laboratory in the Clinical Science Research Building. Chaired by Dr. Moises Arriaga, the course has featured guests including Dr. John McElveen of the Carolina Ear Institute, Dr. Timothy Molony of Ochsner Clinic, and Dr. Barry Hirsch of the Pittsburg Eye and Ear Institute. Additionally, Dr. Robert Peden provides hands on instruction during the laboratory sessions.
Since Katrina, the facility has been upgraded to include 12 stations equipped with monitors, microscopes, and drills for temporal bone dissection courses.  Between courses there are working stations available for residents and Otolaryngology staff in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette. 2012 11:40:05 AM
2012 11:42:17 AM Temporal bone dissection is a necessary part of learning and maintaining ear microsurgery skills.  The procedures performed during surgery are rehearsed on specimens which have already been utilized to demonstrate other aspects of head and neck anatomy by the LSUHSC Anatomy Department.  The facility provides an opportunity for state-of-the-art instruction in temporal bone surgery as part of the didactic program of the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Department.