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Courses

To achieve the educational goals of the Leipzig School, three times a year in spring and fall courses on the new surgical therapy of malignant disease of the lower female genital tract are held at the University of Leipzig Medical Center.

The courses are addressed to advanced gynecologic surgeons but also to colleagues that are interested in getting to know the new operations. The courses comprise lectures, anatomical workshops and live surgery in an interactive format for a small group of international participants. The limited number of attending colleagues ensures intensive learning and in-depth discussion with the faculty members.

The triannual courses consist of 3-day blocks. The block subjects cover:

  • Block A: Total mesometrial resection (TMMR) and therapeutic lymph node dissection (tLND)
  • Block B: Vulvar field resection with anatomical reconstruction (VFR+AR) & tLND
  • Block C: Extended mesometrial resection (EMMR), laterally extended endopelvic resection (LEER) & tLND

Course language is English.

In the rare case that no patient is available for the live-demonstration of the surgical techniques of a specific course topic a video of the operation in full length with live comments will be presented.

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Block A: TMMR (next course: September 6-8, 2021)

  • Introduction into the cancer field model
  • Developmental anatomy of the female pelvis: derivatives of the Müllerian compartment
  • Cancer fields of cervical carcinoma, ontogenetic staging (oT)
    • Pathomechanisms of lymphatic metastasis
    • Cancer field model of regional tumor spread
    • Development of the human lymphatic system: the abdominopelvic lymph compartments in the female
    • Regional metastatic pattern of cervical carcinoma, ontogenetic nodal staging (oN)
    • TMMR & tLND: principles, step-by-step technique, results, comparison with conventional surgical treatment

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Block B: VFR+AR (next course: October 4-6, 2021)

  • Introduction to the cancer field model
    • Developmental anatomy of the female perineum: derivatives of the vulvar compartment
    • Cancer fields of vulvar carcinoma, ontogenetic staging
    • Pathomechanisms of lymphatic metastasis
    • Cancer field model of regional tumor spread
    • Development of the human lymphatic system: the inguinopelvic lymph compartments in the female
    • Regional metastatic pattern of vulvar carcinoma, ontogenetic nodal staging (oN)
    • VFR+AR & tLND: principles, techniques, results, comparison with conventional treatment

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Block C: EMMR/LEER (next course: 2022, to be announced)

  • Cancer field model with particular consideration of advanced malignant progression
  • Developmental anatomy of the female pelvis: derivatives of the mesonephric and primordial genital syntopes
  • Cancer fields of vaginal carcinoma
  • Cancer fields of advanced and recurrent cervical and vaginal carcinoma
  • Regional metastatic pattern of advanced cervical and vaginal carcinoma
  • EMMR & tLND: principles, techniques, results
  • LEER & tLND: principles, techniques, results

External courses

​On demand Leipzig School courses on cancer field surgery can be performed outside of the University of Leipzig if the prerequisites can be met. Recent courses were held at

  • universities of Essen and Nuremberg, Germany
  • Newcastle Surgical Training Center, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  • Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Kostroma Hospital, Kostroma Oblast, Russia
  • Erasto Gaertner Hospital, Curitiba, Brazil.
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