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J Minim Access Surg. 2016 Jul-Sep;12(3):214-9. doi: 10.4103/0972-9941.183482.

Evaluation of hands-on seminar for reduced port surgery using fresh porcine cadaver model.

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1
Department of Gastroenterological Surgery II, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan.
2
Department of Surgery, KKR Tonan Hospital, Sapporo; Reduced Port Surgery Forum, Saitama, Japan.
3
Reduced Port Surgery Forum, Saitama; Department of Surgery, Medical Topia Soka Hospital, Saitama, Japan.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The use of various biological and non-biological simulators is playing an important role in training modern surgeons with laparoscopic skills. However, there have been few reports of the use of a fresh porcine cadaver model for training in laparoscopic surgical skills. The purpose of this study was to report on a surgical training seminar on reduced port surgery using a fresh cadaver porcine model and to assess its feasibility and efficacy.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

The hands-on seminar had 10 fresh porcine cadaver models and two dry boxes. Each table was provided with a unique access port and devices used in reduced port surgery. Each group of 2 surgeons spent 30 min at each station, performing different tasks assisted by the instructor. The questionnaire survey was done immediately after the seminar and 8 months after the seminar.

RESULTS:

All the tasks were completed as planned. Both instructors and participants were highly satisfied with the seminar. There was a concern about the time allocated for the seminar. In the post-seminar survey, the participants felt that the number of reduced port surgeries performed by them had increased.

CONCLUSION:

The fresh cadaver porcine model requires no special animal facility and can be used for training in laparoscopic procedures.

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