Basic Microsurgical Training. Introduction to Microsurgery

Compulsory choosen elective course


NEPTUN code: AOG517507

year, semester: 1st and 2nd semester for 4th year

No. of lessons: 12 hours  (2 lectures, 10 practices)

Credit points: 1

Coordinator: Prof. István Furka, M.D., C.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc.


  • Prof. István Furka, M.D., C.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc.                               
  • Prof. Irén Mikó, M.D., Ph.D., C.Sc.
  • Prof. Norbert Németh, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.                       
  • Tamás Lesznyák, M.D.
  • Balázs Szabó, M.D.

Entrance conditions:  “Basic Surgical Techniques” exam and  "Surgical Operative Techniques" credit course

Exam: AW5


Aim of the course

  • To learn how to use microscope and microsurgical instruments and to perform different microsurgical interventions.

Course description

  • Students learn how to use microscope and microsurgical instruments, suture materials and needles. Basic interventions under the microscope by different magnifications to make harmony between eyes and hands. Knotting technique on training pads and performing end-to-end vascular anastomosis on femoral artery biopreparate model (chicken thigh).

 Further reading

  • New surgical techniques procedures. Microsurgery. In: Mikó I., Furka I.: Basic Surgical Techniques, Faculty of Medicine. 4th (enlarged) Edition. Debrecen University Press, 2019. pp. 188-192. ISBN: 978-963-490-118-1.
  • Robert D. Acland: Practice Manual for Microvascular Surgery, The C.V. Mosby Company (St.Louis*Washington, D.C.*Toronto), 1989., ISBN 0-8016-0006-5
  • Van Dongen J.J., Remie R., Rensema J.W., Van Wunnik G.H.J.: Manual of Microsurgery on the Laboratory Rat, Part 1 (General Information and Experimental Techniques), Elsevier, 1990., ISBN 0-444-81139-7

Updated: 2021.02.08.

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