Author(s): Giraldi D.; Giusti F.
Source: British Journal of Neurosurgery; 2018; vol. 32 (no. 1); p. 108
Publication Date: 2018
Publication Type(s): Conference Abstract
Abstract:Objectives: In surgical specialties manual ability can contribute dramatically to improve outcome. Microsurgery competences requires training and has learning curve which can vary from procedures and technique. In the complexity role of training the trainee, anatomy knowledge and microsurgical abilities are key areas to teach in order to form future surgeons. We present a tutorial to build a 3D model of brain to be used both to increase microscopic anatomy and microsurgical techniques. Design: Anatomy and cadaver lab are not always available in training centres. Microscope and different kind of models are offered to the trainee in order to develop basic competences as suturing. The use of animal organs is not allowed for safety and hazard risks. Methods: An anatomical skull model is used as a mould. Different materials are used to create a 3D ‘brain like’ consistency model. Examples of pathology can be created as well, in order to allow practising in microsurgical techniques and improve manual ability. Conclusions: A 3D anatomical model can be reproduce and used to practice microsurgical abilities. Building a reliable model can represent a new way to increase the anatomy knowledge with a practical impact.