The 3rd Annual East African Endoscopic Ear Surgery Course (EES) concluded successfully on Saturday 25th November 2017 at Nairobi Surgical Skills Center, University of Nairobi. The course was organized by Operation Ear Drop Kenya and the faculty included Dr. Chimmy Omamo-Olende (Kenya) and Prof. Mohamed Badreldine (Egypt). There were 10 consultants for the step-wise endoscopic dissection (from external to internal auditory canal using recent devices in the approach) and 17 senior otolaryngology trainees and consultants for lectures and demonstrations.
Endoscopic ear surgery (EES) continues to emerge as an accepted modality for management of otologic disease. Advances in endoscopic optics, instrumentation, ergonomics, and surgical technique have enabled surgeons significant advantages in visualization, access, and removal of disease with a substantial reduction in removal or disruption of healthy tissue.
In many cases, the traditional postauricular approach can be avoided, with surgery being performed entirely through the ear canal.
This course is designed to meet the educational needs of a national and regional
Otolaryngologists (those who have already developed endoscopic surgical experience as well as surgeons new to this surgical approach) and other clinicians involved in the management of otologic and neurotologic diseases.
Interest in EES is strong and rapidly growing.
We will announce the 4th edition and other events in this field very soon.