Microneurosurgery is a general term for surgery requiring an operating microscope. The most obvious developments have been procedures developed to allow anastomosis of successively smaller blood vessels and nerves (typically 1 mm in diameter) which have allowed transfer of tissue from one part of the body to another and re-attachment of severed parts. Although microsurgery was initially more popular in plastic surgery, microsurgical techniques are utilized by several specialties today, especially those involved in reconstructive surgery such as ophthalmology, neurosurgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and pediatric surgery. Thus, the practice of various microsurgical techniques under a high-end microscope shall help the trainee neurosurgeon in adapting to such a high magnification equipment and in-turn refining their surgical skills and dexterity, by achieving a better eye-hand co-ordination and instrument-tissue manipulation.
Hands-on microneural and microvascular anastomosis