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  • 1st Annual Lawton-Tanikawa West-East Vascular Neurosurgery Course

    The Last Samurai

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    The Barrow Neurological Institute announces the 1st Annual Lawton-Tanikawa West-East Vascular Neurosurgery Course, led by course directors Michael Lawton and Rokuya Tanikawa. This didactic and practical course in neurosurgical approaches and vascular anatomy will focus on complex cerebrovascular pathology and advanced surgical techniques such as bypass. The hands-on laboratory exercises will cover anterior and lateral regions of the brain and skull base. This course is designed for neurosurgery residents, fellows, and vascular neurosurgeons. Beyond the surgical anatomy and approaches, this course will highlight the strategic thinking of two of the most experienced vascular neurosurgeons in practice today. This full 2-day course is designed for intense instruction among 24 participants.

    Features include 3D microanatomical videos and 3D operative videos of cerebrovascular and tumor pathology to make the cadaver dissections come alive, using preserved cadavers with vascular injection. Each station will have state-of-the-art instrumentation and microscopes, with masters at the head station to demonstrate.


    Lawton-Tanaikawa Course | Day 1 | Thursday, March 12, 2020

    • 7:00 AM
      • Arrival and RegistrationBreakfast will be served
    • 7:45 AM
      • Anatomy of Orbit & Pterion
        Kaith Almefty, MD

    • 8:15 AM
      • Technique: Basic Pterional CraniotomyRokuya Tanikawa, MD
    • 8:45 AM
      • Clinical Applications
        Michael T. Lawton, MD

    • 9:15 AM
      • Lab Dissection: OZ Approaches
    • 12:00 PM
      • Lunch
    • 12:45 PM
      • Anatomy of Cavernous Sinus and Middle Fossa
        Arnau Benet, MD

    • 1:15 PM
      • Technique: Transcavernous ApproachRokuya Tanikawa, MD
    • 2:00 PM
      • Clinical Applications
        Michael T. Lawton, MD

    • 2:30 PM
      • Lab Dissection: Cavernous Sinus, Middle Fossa Approach and Anterior Petrosectomy
    • 5:00 PM
      • Adjourn

    Lawton-Tanaikawa Course | Day 2 | Friday, March 13, 2020

    • 7:00 AM
      • Breakfast
    • 7:15 AM
      • Barrow Neurosurgery Conference
    • 8:30 AM
      • Grand RoundsRokuya Tanikawa, MD
    • 9:30
      • Technique: Transpetrous Approaches
        Arnau Benet, MD

    • 10:00 AM
      • Lab Dissection: Transpetrous Approaches
    • 12:00 PM
      • Lunch
    • 12:45 PM
      • Anatomy of Foramen Magnum and Jugular Foramen
        Michael T. Lawton, MD

    • 1:15 PM
      • Technique: Posterior Circulation BypassRokuya Tanikawa, MD
    • 1:45 PM
      • Lab Dissection: Far Lateral Approach
    • 4:30 PM
      • Adjourn

    About Barrow Neurological Institute
    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.