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A model for foramen ovale puncture training: Technical note.
Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2006; 148(8):881-3; discussion 883AN

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Trigeminal neuralgia is a common cause of facial pain, characterized by shock-like pain affecting one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve. When conservative treatment fails and microdecompression is not indicated, percutaneous procedures are helpful. This percutaneous approach is done by a puncture up to the Gasserian ganglion, through the foramen ovale. Although simple and safe, this puncture demands some expertise from neurosurgeons. For that, a partnership between neurosurgeons and bio-engineers has developed a model for foramen ovale puncture, allowing practice for residents and young neurosurgeons.

METHOD

A model for foramen ovale puncture has been created by interposition of synthetic materials over a skull, simulating the human face.

FINDINGS

This model has shown great similarity with that found in conventional surgeries, even upon repeated testing by experienced functional neurosurgeons and young residents.

CONCLUSION

This model for foramen ovale puncture training has demonstrated valuable help for initial practicing of this common neurosurgical procedure, particularly in centers where there are not many cadavers available for training.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Instituto de Neurologia de Curitiba, Curitiba, Brazil. danielrenata@uol.com.brNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16791431

Citation

Almeida, D B., et al. "A Model for Foramen Ovale Puncture Training: Technical Note." Acta Neurochirurgica, vol. 148, no. 8, 2006, pp. 881-3; discussion 883.
Almeida DB, Hunhevicz S, Bordignon K, et al. A model for foramen ovale puncture training: Technical note. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2006;148(8):881-3; discussion 883.
Almeida, D. B., Hunhevicz, S., Bordignon, K., Barros, E., Mehl, A. A., Burak Mehl, A. C., ... Ramina, R. (2006). A model for foramen ovale puncture training: Technical note. Acta Neurochirurgica, 148(8), pp. 881-3; discussion 883.
Almeida DB, et al. A Model for Foramen Ovale Puncture Training: Technical Note. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2006;148(8):881-3; discussion 883. PubMed PMID: 16791431.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A model for foramen ovale puncture training: Technical note. AU - Almeida,D B, AU - Hunhevicz,S, AU - Bordignon,K, AU - Barros,E, AU - Mehl,A A, AU - Burak Mehl,A C, AU - de Faria,R A, AU - Prandini,M, AU - Ramina,R, Y1 - 2006/06/23/ PY - 2005/06/26/received PY - 2006/05/04/accepted PY - 2006/6/23/pubmed PY - 2006/10/4/medline PY - 2006/6/23/entrez SP - 881-3; discussion 883 JF - Acta neurochirurgica JO - Acta Neurochir (Wien) VL - 148 IS - 8 N2 - BACKGROUND: Trigeminal neuralgia is a common cause of facial pain, characterized by shock-like pain affecting one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve. When conservative treatment fails and microdecompression is not indicated, percutaneous procedures are helpful. This percutaneous approach is done by a puncture up to the Gasserian ganglion, through the foramen ovale. Although simple and safe, this puncture demands some expertise from neurosurgeons. For that, a partnership between neurosurgeons and bio-engineers has developed a model for foramen ovale puncture, allowing practice for residents and young neurosurgeons. METHOD: A model for foramen ovale puncture has been created by interposition of synthetic materials over a skull, simulating the human face. FINDINGS: This model has shown great similarity with that found in conventional surgeries, even upon repeated testing by experienced functional neurosurgeons and young residents. CONCLUSION: This model for foramen ovale puncture training has demonstrated valuable help for initial practicing of this common neurosurgical procedure, particularly in centers where there are not many cadavers available for training. SN - 0001-6268 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16791431/A_model_for_foramen_ovale_puncture_training:_Technical_note_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00701-006-0817-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -