The state of the art temporal bone dissection laboratory in Gruppo Otologico
The temporal bone dissection laboratory named after Dr. William House, who was the teacher of Prof. Mario Sanna was set up in the premises of the Gruppo Otologico. It has a 11 individual units, each containing a Carl Zeiss microscope with an observer eyepiece, Bein Air microdrill, centralized irrigation suction, temporal bone holders and an instrument set with which dissectors can practise micro ear and lateral skull base surgeries. There is a temporal bone bank with over 100 bones and half heads. There are deep freezers which provide a great storage facility for all the specimens. This apart, there are closets, washing areas, shelves, dissecting gowns, caps and masks. The room is well illuminated, ventilated and is equipped with three 30 inch flat screen TVs which enable monitoring of dissections by the tutors and also for displaying teaching videos of surgery and dissection.
The House Dissection Laboratory has been the house of learning for all the present consultants and Fellows at the Gruppo Otologico apart from Prof. Mario Sanna himself. This apart, the lab has tutored more than 500 trainees and fellows from all corners of the world in microsurgery of the middle ear and skull base over 60 courses organized over the last 20 years.
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