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Courses

​To achieve the educational goals of the Leipzig School, twice a year, usually in spring and fall, courses on the new operative 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 biannual courses consist of 2-day blocks. The block subjects cover:

Block A: Total mesometrial resection (TMMR)
Block B: Vulvar field resection & anatomical reconstruction (VFR+AR)
Block C: Extended mesometrial resection (EMMR) & laterally extended endopelvic resection (LEER)
A one-day special course: Therapeutic lymph node dissection (tLND)

Course language is English and German.

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.

Block A: TMMR

  • ​Introduction into the cancer field theory
  • Developmental anatomy of the female pelvis: derivatives of the Müllerian compartment
  • Cancer fields of cervical carcinoma
  • TMMR and therapeutic pelvic & paraaortic LND: principles, step-by-step technique, results, comparison with conventional surgical treatment

Block B: VFR+AR

  • ​Introduction to the cancer field theory
  • Developmental anatomy of the female perineum: derivatives of the vulvar compartment
  • Cancer fields of vulvar carcinoma
  • Vulvar field resection and anatomical reconstruction: principles, techniques and results
  • Reconstruction of extended inguinoperineal soft tissue defects (optional)

Block C: EMMR/LEER

  • ​Cancer field theory with particular consideration of advanced malignant progression
  • Developmental anatomy of the female pelvis: derivatives of the mesonephric and genital metacompartments
  • Cancer fields of vaginal carcinoma
  • Cancer fields of advanced and recurrent cervicovaginal cancer
  • EMMR, LEER: principles, techniques, results

Special course: tLND

  • Pathomechanisms of lymphatic metastasis
  • Development of the human lymphatic system
  • The abdominopelvic lymph compartments in the female
  • Cancer field theory of regional tumor spread
  • Regional metastatic pattern of gynecologic cancer
  • tLND for cervical and vaginal cancer: principles, surgical techniques, clinical results, comparison with conventional procedures
  • tLND of vulvar cancer: principles, surgical techniques, clinical results, comparison with conventional procedures

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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