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Title: Training model for open or laparoscopic pyeloplasty.
Austin Authors: Ooi, Jason;Lawrentschuk, Nathan;Murphy, Donald L
Affiliation: , Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Geelong Hospital, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2006
Publication information: Journal of Endourology / Endourological Society; 20(2): 149-52
Abstract: To demonstrate the construction of a simple training model from reconfigured chicken skin to simulate open and laparoscopic reconstructive pyeloplasty.Reconfiguring and suturing chicken skin dissected off its muscle creates a model of the ureteropelvic junction. Dismembered pyeloplasty techniques may be practiced with open or laparoscopic equipment. Students with prior training in suturing and knot-tying only used the open pyeloplasty model on three occasions. Urology trainees experienced in surgery but not laparoscopic pyeloplasty used the model laparoscopically.Students demonstrated a significant improvement (P < 0.05) between their first (17.00 +/- 4.44 minutes; mean +/- 95% CI) and third (11.33 +/- 2.40 minutes) attempts using the open model. Urology trainees improved their mean times from the first (18.0 minutes) to third (11.8 minutes) attempts using the laparoscopic model.This cheap and readily available model is reproducible and applicable to training in both open and laparoscopic pyeloplasty.
Gov't Doc #: 16509803
DOI: 10.1089/end.2006.20.149
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Animals
In Vitro Techniques
Models, Educational
Reconstructive Surgical
Urologic Surgical
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