Novosibirsk, st. Nemirovicha-Danchenko, 132/1

“Brain White-Matter Dissection” Hands-on Course

14 April 2023

Dates: March 19 – 20, 2021

Venue:  132/1 Nemirovich-Danchenko street, Novosibirsk (equipped classroom)

Targeted audience: neurosurgeons

What should students know after participating in hands-on course?

1)     Topography and the names of the main long associative brain fascicles;

2)     Should be able to expose them on anatomic preparations according to Klingler technique;

3)     To know clinical definitions of such fascicles with focus on arcuate fascicle (AF);

4)     To understand technical features of awake craniotomy and long associative fascicles mapping (with focus on arcuate fascicle).

Hands-on course moderator:

Anton V.Kalinovskiy, MD, PhD, a neurosurgeon, Head of neurooncological division of the Federal Neurosurgical Center (Novosibirsk)


·         Anton V.Kalinovskiy, MD, PhD, a neurosurgeon, Head of neurooncological division of the Federal Neurosurgical Center (Novosibirsk);

·         Sergey A.Garyainov, MD, PhD, scientific researcher, a neurosurgeon of N.N.Burdenko National Medical Research Neurosurgical Center (Moscow).


March 19, 2021

09.00-09.15 Welcome words (J.Rzaev)

09.15-10.00 Lecture on “Functional anatomy of cerebral cortex” (S.Goryainov)

10.00-11.00 Lecture on  “Surgical anatomy of long associative fascicles of brain white matter and the method of their studying according to Klingler” (S.Goryainov)

11.00-11.30 Coffee-break

11.30-13.00 Practice: «Lateral dissection according to Klingler (part I – preparations) (faculties: A.Kalinovskiy, S.Goryainov)

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-17.00 Practice: “Lateral dissection according to Klingler (part II – exposure of dorsal segment of AF and superior longitudinal fascicles (SLF))” (faculties: A.Kalinovskiy, S.Goryainov)

17.00-17.30 Discussion. Summing up of the first day. Review of preparations, dissection mistakes analysis.

March 20, 2021

09.00-11.00 Lecture “Pre-operational planning and surgical technique with intraoperative awakening” (A.Kalinovskiy)

11.00-11.30 Coffee-break

11.15-13.00 Practice: “Continuation of lateral dissection. Exposure of anterior segment of arcuate fascicle (AF), their topography and distinctions definition” (faculties: A.Kalinovskiy, S.Goryainov)

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-14.30 Lecture on “Limbic system: anatomy and functions” (A.Kalinovskiy)  

14.30-16.30 Practice: “Deep brain white-matter dissection: uncinated fascicle (UF) and inferior fronto-occipital fascicles (IFOF), optic radiation (OR). Sagittal surface (SS) definition”. (faculties: A.Kalinovskiy, S.Goryainov)

16.30-17.00 Practice: “Topography of associative fascicles with regard to brain ventricular system. Exposure of hippocampal-forniceal ventricular system” (faculties: A.Kalinovskiy, S.Goryainov)

Optional part
(for those participants who are able to perform obligatory dissection components more rapidly)

Task 1: Medial aspect of dissection on Klingler: exposure of the first segment of superior lateral fascicle (SLF I), colossum fibers, thalamus.

Task 2: Basal temporal lobe dissection: exposure of inferior longitudinal fascicle (ILF) from basal surface of temporal and occipital lobes. Clinical significance of ILF in right and left brain hemispheres.

Task 3: Definition of anterior temporal lobe dissection for FAT search. Clinical FAT significance.

17.00-17.30 Summing up. Preparations review, discussion. Mistakes’ analysis. Certificates delivery.

Number of participants: 12 students

Registration is closed.