University of Iowa Human Skull Base Lab

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The University of Iowa recently started a cadaver lab with support from industry partners equipped with surgical microscopes, endoscopy, and all the necessary surgical instruments to familiarize residents with common skull base approaches and appreciation of neuroanatomical structures and relationships.

These have included orbitozygomatic, far lateral, interhemispheric, supracerebellar infratentorial, transpetrosal, and expanded endoscopic endonasal approaches in conjunction with our ENT colleagues. Additionally, the University of Iowa has recently begun construction on new wet lab space in the Centers for Procedural Skills and Simulation that will be outfitted with 16 stations with microscopes, drills, and suctions that will be available 24/7 to residents.

Learn more about Center for Procedural Skills and Simulation (CPSS)