We are all currently facing the COVID-19 pandemic, a worldwide major sanitary crisis.
Some of us are more exposed and impacted in their practice and personal life: these colleagues are in our thoughts and we express our full support to them.
The EANS Skull-base Section Board would like to warn you about the risks that neurosurgeons are currently facing in their practice. We are drastically reducing our elective surgeries, but we could be exposed to the COVID-19 during emergency procedures. In particular, a higher risk of virus transmission could be present during trans-sphenoidal approaches. In this regard, some important recommendations were recently broadcasted in the surgical community and are available by clicking here.
Before this crisis has reached our countries, the new EANS Skull-base Section Board was working on a quarterly newsletter. In particular, Dr Abeillon and her colleagues from Lyon, France discussed the role of the Neurosurgeon in the management of Graves’ orbitopathy whereas Dr idoya Zazpe from Pamplona, Spain, provided interesting highlights from the 30th Annual Meeting of the North American Skull Base Society (NASBS) hold in San Antonio, Texas during last February.
Despite the activities of the Board have been obviously slowed down, we keep on working and you will find these and other reports in the upcoming newsletter which will be released in the near future. The EANS Skull-base Section Board is developing many other new activities, such as establishing online case discussions and webinars, publishing consensus papers, organizing hand-on courses and setting up an European collaboration network for adult craniopharyngiomas. You will be informed on due time.
More than ever, stay safe and brave.
EANS Skull base section chair