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Microneurosurgical training model in fresh cadaveric cow brain: a laboratory study simulating the approach to the circle of Willis.
Surg Neurol 2006; 66(1):100-4; discussion 104SN

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Residents of neurosurgery need many years to develop microneurosurgical skills, and laboratory training models are essential for developing and refining surgical skills before clinical application of microneurosurgery. A simple simulation model is needed for young residents to learn how to handle microneurosurgical instruments, and to perform safe dissection of intracranial vessels and nerves.

METHODS

The material consists of a 2-year-old fresh cadaveric cow cranium. A 4-step approach was designed to dissect the internal carotid artery and its proximal branches, the optic nerve, the optic chiasm, and the pituitary stalk.

RESULTS

The model simulates standard microneurosurgery using a variety of approaches to vessels and neural structures in and around the circle of Willis of the human brain.

CONCLUSION

The cadaveric cow brain, besides being cost-effective, represents a fairly useful method to accustom residents of neurosurgery, especially junior residents, to dissecting intracranial vessels and nerves, and it simulates intracranial microneurosurgical procedures performed in the human brain.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Neurosurgery, Trakya University Faculty of Medicine, 22030 Edirne, Turkey. tufanhicodonmez@yahoo.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16793460

Citation

Hicdonmez, Tufan, et al. "Microneurosurgical Training Model in Fresh Cadaveric Cow Brain: a Laboratory Study Simulating the Approach to the Circle of Willis." Surgical Neurology, vol. 66, no. 1, 2006, pp. 100-4; discussion 104.
Hicdonmez T, Hamamcioglu MK, Tiryaki M, et al. Microneurosurgical training model in fresh cadaveric cow brain: a laboratory study simulating the approach to the circle of Willis. Surg Neurol. 2006;66(1):100-4; discussion 104.
Hicdonmez, T., Hamamcioglu, M. K., Tiryaki, M., Cukur, Z., & Cobanoglu, S. (2006). Microneurosurgical training model in fresh cadaveric cow brain: a laboratory study simulating the approach to the circle of Willis. Surgical Neurology, 66(1), pp. 100-4; discussion 104.
Hicdonmez T, et al. Microneurosurgical Training Model in Fresh Cadaveric Cow Brain: a Laboratory Study Simulating the Approach to the Circle of Willis. Surg Neurol. 2006;66(1):100-4; discussion 104. PubMed PMID: 16793460.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Microneurosurgical training model in fresh cadaveric cow brain: a laboratory study simulating the approach to the circle of Willis. AU - Hicdonmez,Tufan, AU - Hamamcioglu,M Kemal, AU - Tiryaki,Mehmet, AU - Cukur,Ziya, AU - Cobanoglu,Sebahattin, PY - 2005/08/23/received PY - 2005/09/22/revised PY - 2005/09/30/accepted PY - 2006/6/24/pubmed PY - 2006/8/19/medline PY - 2006/6/24/entrez SP - 100-4; discussion 104 JF - Surgical neurology JO - Surg Neurol VL - 66 IS - 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: Residents of neurosurgery need many years to develop microneurosurgical skills, and laboratory training models are essential for developing and refining surgical skills before clinical application of microneurosurgery. A simple simulation model is needed for young residents to learn how to handle microneurosurgical instruments, and to perform safe dissection of intracranial vessels and nerves. METHODS: The material consists of a 2-year-old fresh cadaveric cow cranium. A 4-step approach was designed to dissect the internal carotid artery and its proximal branches, the optic nerve, the optic chiasm, and the pituitary stalk. RESULTS: The model simulates standard microneurosurgery using a variety of approaches to vessels and neural structures in and around the circle of Willis of the human brain. CONCLUSION: The cadaveric cow brain, besides being cost-effective, represents a fairly useful method to accustom residents of neurosurgery, especially junior residents, to dissecting intracranial vessels and nerves, and it simulates intracranial microneurosurgical procedures performed in the human brain. SN - 0090-3019 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16793460/Microneurosurgical_training_model_in_fresh_cadaveric_cow_brain:_a_laboratory_study_simulating_the_approach_to_the_circle_of_Willis_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0090-3019(05)00693-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -