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Soft Tissue Surgery II, Vienna / Austria, 21 - 25 August 2017 Course Fully Booked - Waiting List Open

Principal Course Master: Prof. Dr. Gilles Dupré DECVS (AT)
Course Master:Dr. Laurent Findji, DECVS (UK)
Instructors: Nikola Katic DECVS (AT), and other diplomates and residents from the VetMed University Vienna


The ESAVS Soft Tissue Surgery courses are dedicated to veterinarians in practice or in the academic field who are willing to deepen their knowledge in soft tissue surgery. The comprehensive study program consists currently of 4 one-week modules. A fifth “advanced” module is being planned. Each course is composed of a mix of theory and practice on models and cadavers. Much time is dedicated to interactive and practical training under the supervision of course masters and instructors, who are all internationally recognized European or American specialists.

After attending the whole program, participants shall have acquired sufficient knowledge not only to face most of the current clinical situations but also to further progress by themselves and then recognize the cases that need to be referred to specialists.

STS I (Soft Tissue Surgery I) is mandatory before continuing on to the next courses. STS II, III and IV can be taken in any order. It is recommended to take STS V only after completion of the previous courses.

Soft Tissue Surgery II
This module focuses on two important topics of soft tissue surgery: On one hand the skin reconstruction techniques, and on the other one surgery of the perineal and anal region.
Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course, participants 1) shall possess the current knowledge about principles of wound care; 2) master most of the skin reconstruction techniques; 3) have a sound anatomical knowledge of perineal and perianal region; 4) master surgical techniques as anal sac removal, perineal hernia repair and rectal surgery.

TOPICS / PROGRAM (subject to change)

Day 1: Skin and reconstruction

General knowledge about wound healing
  • Skin anatomy
  • Wound healing
  • Wound care and principles of wound closure

    Surgical oncologic diseases of the skin and surrounding tissues
  • Tumours of the skin and surrounding tissues: An update
  • Oncologic surgery: Basics applied to skin Tumors
  • Mammary gland tumours

    Surgical dermatologic skin diseases:
  • Pododermatitis/Fold Dermatitis

    Special wounds:
  • Bite wounds
  • Burns
  • Bullets

    Clinical cases

    Day 2: Wound closure techniques

    Basic reconstructive techniques:
  • Local subdermal plexus flaps (Advancement flaps, rotation, transposition)
  • The inguinal and axillary fold flaps
  • Distant flaps
  • Arterial flaps
  • Skin grafting

    Practical skin flaps

    Day 3: Colon/Rectum (2)

    Anal and perineal diseases
  • Anal and perianal anatomy and function
  • Atresia, fistulas, stricture and anal Prolapse
  • Sacculitis and perianal fistulas
  • Perianal and anal sac tumors


    Surgical rectal diseases
  • Rectal tumours
  • Surgical approaches to the rectum and distal colon
  • Perineal hernia

    Clinical cases

    Day 4: Lecture and practicals

  • Musculo-cutaneous flaps and reconstruction of thoracic and abdominal wall with flaps and meshes

  • Arterial flaps
  • Skin grafts
  • Wall reconstruction

  • Perineal hernia
  • Rectal approaches, rectectomies (optional)
  • Sacculectomy

    Day 5:

  • Clinical cases / clinical exercises


    Hotel and Travel Information

    Please find alternative hotels at:

    Please enter for Destination: `Vienna`, for Country: `Austria` and your travel dates. Then search for hotels near the course address: `Veterinärplatz 1`.


    Tuition fee: EURO 2.590,--
    Early registration: EURO 2.490,-- (deadline for early registration payment: 30th April 2017)

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