Skull base approaches to vascular lesions


The course aims to provide the anatomical and clinical tools to the neurosurgeons who deal with highly complex vascular pathology.
Each participant will be guided through a step-by-step path in understanding the most difficult pathologies.
The theoretical analysis will be followed by an intensive practice on human anatomical specimen.
The main goal of this course is to give a quick but efficient method to easily switch from theory to practice.


This course is reserved for specialized and specializing doctors and neurosurgeons.
The enrollment and the full participation in the course entitle the learner to get a certificate of attendance, CME credits, to have coffee breaks, lunches, and dinner on Wednesday 31st May.
There will be ten available workstations for surgical dissection with ten fresh frozen human anatomical specimens (20 trainees, two for each preparation) equipped with all the appropriate technology.
The course is open to the first twenty participants enrolled. The enrollment is considered complete once the Administration will receive the participation fee* equal to p 1.200,00 + VAT.
To register, it is necessary to fill in all parts of the enrollment form available in the “Courses” section of our website
The official request has been made to the Ministry of Health for the attribution of CME credits.
* With bed & breakfast for two nights in a 4-star hotel the participation fee will be p 1.400,00 + VAT


Artcom srl - ID 2451
Via G. Garibaldi, 13 - 20090 Buccinasco (MI)


Via Santa Croce, 4 - 20122 Milano -
Tel. 3493072132


Francesco Acerbi – Alessio Albanese – Davide Boeris – Carlo Bortolotti – Andrea Cardia – Davide Colistra – Roberto Delfini – Alessandro Ducati – Giuseppe Esposito – Diego Garbossa – Guglielmo Pero – Marco Picano – Maurizio Piparo – Arcangela Potenza – Giuseppe Talamonti – Fulvio Tartara – Sameshima Tetsuro – Mariangela Piano – Francesco Zenga


Tuesday, 30 May 2023
1.30 – 2.00 PM Participant’s registration
2.00 – 2.20 PM STA MCA Bypass current indications and case discussion
(G. Esposito)
2.20 – 2.40 PM High Flow Bypass indications and case discussion
(D. Boeris)
2.40 – 3.00 PM Sylvian fissure dissection anatomy and technique
(F. Acerbi)
3.00 – 3.20 PM Cerebrovascular anatomy tips and tricks
(M. Bergui)
3.40 – 4.00 PM Combined vascular and endovascular approach to complex aneurysms
(M. Piano)
4.00 – 4.15 PM How to define chronic vascular deficiciency
(G. Pero)
4.15 – 4.30 PM Cisternal anatomy
(A. Cardia)
4.30 – 4.40 PM Break
4.40 – 4.50 PM Brainstem cavernomas current indications and case discussion
(M. Cenzato)
4.50 – 5.10 PM Retrosigmoid approach for vascular lesion
(F. Zenga)
5.10 – 5.30 PM Far lateral approach for vascular lesion
(A. Albanese)
5.30 – 5.50 PM Paragangliomas do still exist, indications and case discussion
(D. Garbossa)
5.50 – 5.10 PM Extended lateral approach
(T. Sameshima)
5.10 – 5.30 PM Vascular Training Today
(C. Bortolotti)
5.30 – 5.50 PM Cadaveric courses from the beginning to today
(A. Ducati)
5.50 – 6.15 PM The value of mentorship and pubblications in vascular neurosurgery
(M. Fontanella)
6.30 Clousure

Wednesday, 31 May 2023
9.30 AM – 1 PM Step By step
STA Harvesting
Supraciliary approach
Mini Pterional approach
Pterional Approach

1.00 – 2.00 PM Lunch

2.00 – 6.00 PM
Complex cranial reconstruction
(G. Zambon)
FTOZ approach
Sylvian fissure
Clinoid anatomy
Cistern Anatomy
Cavernous Sinus dissection

8.00 PM Social Dinner
Special lesson “A talk about my career”
(R. Delfini)

Thursday, 1 June 2023
9.30 AM – 1.00 PM Retrosigmoid approach
Cerebellar fissure
Posterior fossa vascular anatomy dissection
Combined retro and presigmoid approach
Approaching basilar artery pathology
Far Lateral Approach
1.00 – 2.00 PM Lunch
2.00 – 6.00 PM Placenta Bypass training
6.00 PM Diplomas