First Microvascular Head and Neck Workshop
Printer-friendly versionPDF version
Date and time: 
Wed, 2018-03-28 10:17

Course participants at the Nairobi Surgical Skills Center

Early morning Pre-course meeting with International and Local Faculty at UON-NSSC

The Departments of Human Anatomy and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (School of Dental Sciences), Veterinary Medicine and General Surgery (Plastic surgery) collaborated at the Nairobi Surgical Skills Laboratory to conduct the first Microvascular Workshop in Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Nairobi on 28th and 29th March 2018. The International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons ( IAOMS) sponsored two German Surgeons (Prof Majeed Rana and Dr Agnes Jeydig) from the Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet_Duesseldorf to teach practical aspects microvascular flaps.

The team anastomosing the femoral artery in a rabbit

The team that coordinated this workshop included Dr W Odhiambo (Chairman Dept Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery), Dr Fawzia Butt (Lecturer Dept of Human anatomy), Prof S Guthua (Prof of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery), Dr E Kahugu (President of Eastern African Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) and Prof S Khainga (Dept Of Plastic Surgery). On the first day, Cadavers were used to demonstrate the harvesting of flaps and on the second day anastomosis of vessels was done using rabbits. Prof Mogoa was very instrumental in assisting comfortable anesthesia of the animals as the participants tried their newly learnt skill of microvascular anastomosis. Majority of the participants were Kenyans (20) and two from Zimbabwe and Swaziland. At the end of the workshop most of them strongly expressed that this type of practical training was very useful and should be an annual event in our calendar.


Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2021-04-28 10:17