In training to become a neurosurgeon, many of the crucial manual skills that must be acquired can only be mastered through growing experience during therigorous and lengthy training process. Yet, many - often essential - practical skills can quickly be learned, practiced, and even mastered, away from the OR.
The author's motivation for writing this guide arose during his own training and his need for just such a practical aid. Getting Ready for Brain Surgery providesthe readers with a basic set of exercises that will allow him to develop and improve their motor skills, handling of various tissues, and general technicalcompetence. Detailed instructions are given in the illustrated text and in accompanying videos.
Planning: visualization of theprocedure
Thecraniotomy - using a coconut
Removing a gyrus: subapialresection
Removing a brain tumor usingan artificial model
Microsurgical training: thechickenwingmodel
Junior neurosurgical residents and interns will benefit greatly from this handy guide.
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