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Obstet Gynecol. 1998 Aug;92(2):303-5.

A simple model for learning stereotactic skills in ultrasound-guided amniocentesis.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Exempla Healthcare St. Joseph Hospital, Denver, Colorado, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Amniocentesis is an important procedure for antenatal diagnosis but requires stereotactic skill acquisition that may be facilitated by the use of a model.

TECHNIQUE:

A model using a gelatin mold with "targets" within is created. The model is used to facilitate development of stereotactic skills and to demonstrate technique principles for ultrasound-guided amniocentesis.

EXPERIENCE:

The model has been incorporated into an educational program for antenatal diagnosis within a residency and provides a reasonable simulation of clinical features important in learning genetic amniocentesis.

CONCLUSION:

The use of this model augments the learning of important skills needed for ultrasound-guided amniocentesis.

PMID:
9699771
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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