Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

An Advanced Workshop at the College of Medicine Entitled, 'First Frontal Sinus Master Class and ESS'




The College of Medicine at Umm Al-Qura University held an advanced workshop on the anatomy and surgery of nasal sinuses. The workshop took place at the center of clinical simulation and included a special class on the anatomy and surgery of the frontal sinus region, being the first of its kind in the Makkah region. The workshop was organized by Dr. Usama Marghilani together with a selected group of consultants in the Saudi Kingdom, and in cooperation with King Abdullah Medical City in Makkah, represented by Dr. Omar Abu Sulaiman and Dr. Islam Harzallah. A group of consultants in advanced nasal and sinus surgery also participated, including:

  • Dr. Muhammad Al-Bar from Imam Abdul-Rahman bin Faisal University in Dammam.
  • Dr. Sa`d Al-Salih from King Saud University in Riyadh.
  • Dr. Tariq Al-Sheikh from King Fahad Hospital in Jeddah.
  • Dr. Talal Indijani from King Abdulaziz Medical City of the National Guard in Jeddah.
  • Prof. Salih Baissa from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah.

The event included a noteworthy participation by Dr. Satish Jain from India along with Dr. Maduri Mahita, in which they provided a step-by-step clarification of endoscopic sinus observation (sinuscopy). They also discussed related nasal surgery using the latest surgical navigation devices that enable the surgeons to reach the most complex locations, deep inside the base of the skull.

The event also attracted the presence of several doctors and consultants: nearly twenty-two participants in the anatomical course, twenty participants in the scientific lectures, and twenty students from the College of Medicine, to benefit from learning about the latest developments in sinus anatomy using a (computer-assisted) surgical navigation system.

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