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Drs. L. Dade Lunsford, Carl H. Snyderman, and Paul Gardner discuss cranial base surgery.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
•Discuss the history of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)
•Describe the application of SRS in skull base tumors
•Define objectives of SRS as an alternative or adjuvant management for skull base tumors
•List the major advancements in skull base surgery
•Describe the principles of open and endoscopic skull base surgery
•Discuss factors that contributed to the success of the skull base surgery program at the UPMC.
•Describe the limitations of the endoscopic endonasal approach
•List techniques for achieving hemostasis
•Discuss the principles of endoscopic endonasal surgery
Dr. Lunsford has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:
Doctors Snyderman and Gardner have no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM and self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hour.
For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.edu and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.
Release Date: 4/25/2013 | Last Modified On: 4/25/2013 | Expires: 4/25/2014