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BAUS Cadaveric Emergency Urology Surgery

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A two-day, hands-on operative cadaveric surgical course providing operative experience in the management of urological emergencies, aimed at ST6 / ST7 Urology SpRs.


Course Content

  • Review key urological anatomy on prosections;
  • "Hands-on" cadaveric surgical procedures with supervision from experienced consultant mentors;
  • High faculty to trainee ratio; 
  • Two trainees per cadaver to provide optimal surgical exposure; and
  • Additional sessions on case studies and management of trauma cases.


Procedures covered on course (trainees may undertake simulated assessments on ISCP with lecture presentation of key points/steps in each procedure):

  • Loin approach to kidney / retroperitoneum eg for drainage peri-renal abscess;
  • Midline laparotomy, mobilisation of right and left colon, mobilise omentum on blood supply;
  • Open retropubic space, open cystotomy, access for prostatic bleeding / pack prostatic cavity / packing of pelvis, open insertion of SPC;
  • Approach to ureter, assessment and repair of injuries;
    • End to end anastomotic repair;
    • Ureteric reimplantation, including psoas hitch & Boari flap / bladder repair;
    • Transuretero-ureterostomy (TUU);
  • Emergency nephrectomy / exposure;
  • Principles of splenectomy / control bleeding from liver - Pringle manouevre / packing;
  • Scrotal exploration & repair of testicular rupture; and
  • Penile emergencies.
    • Penile block;
    • Management of priapism / simple shunts;
    • Exposure corpora / repair penile fracture; and
    • Debridement of peno-scrotal tissues for Fournier’s gangrene.

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Organised by: The Course Organiser of WIMAT
Phone Number: +44 (0)29 2068 2131

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