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Soft Tissue Surgery III - Abdominal Surgery, Cremona / Italy, 7 - 11 December 2017 held

Principal Course Master: Prof. Dr. Gilles Dupré, DECVS (AT)
Course Master: Dr. Laurent Findji DECVS (UK)
Instructor: Dr. Vicky Lipscomb, DECVS (UK)


This course is open to open to any student who took at least the Soft Tissue Surgery I course (STS I). Participation to Soft Tissue Surgery II is not mandatory to enter course III or IV.


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 III:
During this course, we will concentrate on more advanced abdominal surgeries. After reviewing the indications and techniques for current urinary tract surgery, we will address the surgical treatments of urinary incontinence and urinary tract trauma. The second part of the course will focus on liver and gallbladder surgery as well as on pancreas and adrenals.
Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the course, participants 1) shall master most of the urinary tract surgical techniques; 2) get a sound knowledge of management of urinary incontinence; 3) have acquired a good understanding of liver surgery including porto-systemic shunt; 4) be able to operate or refer advanced pancreas or adrenal surgeries.


Urinary Tract Surgery

Part 1: Generalities

  • Surgical anatomy, healing and surgical principles
  • Urolithiasis: common knowledge

    Part 2: Basic surgical techniques for the UT

  • Cystotomy
  • Urethrotomy and urethrostomy
  • Nephrectomy

    Part 3: Other surgical diseases

  • Urinary tract tumors: Basic oncologic knowledge
  • Urinary tract Trauma: Diagnosis and decision making

    Part 4: Urinary incontinence: an overview

  • Diagnostic procedures
  • Surgical procedures
  • Surgical techniques for Ectopic ureters
  • Surgical techniques for USMI

    Clinical cases and practicals

    Advanced Abdominal Surgery

    Part 1: Liver and gall bladder

  • Surgical anatomy of the liver
  • Liver Shunts: The surgeon`s view
  • Liver tumors and hepatectomies

    Part 2: Other surgical diseases

  • Surgical diseases and techniques of the adrenal
  • Surgical diseases and techniques of the pancreas
  • Surgical diseases and techniques of the prostate

    Clinical cases and practicals

    ATF credit hours (Akademie für Tierärtzliche Fortbildung, Germany): 31
    (for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg)


    Hotel and Travel Information

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    Please enter for Destination `Cremona`, for Country `Italy` and your travel dates.


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

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