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Microsurgical training on an in vitro chicken wing infusion model.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19329164     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Microneurovascular anastomosis and aneurysm clipping require extensive training before mastering the technique and are a surgical challenge. We developed the "infused chicken wing method" to provide a simple but realistic training method minimizing animal use and need for special facilities for animal care and anesthesia. METHODS: Fresh chicken wings were used in this model. The main brachial artery was cannulated, and water was infused at 140 mm Hg followed by anatomical neurovascular dissection. Multiple microsurgical training exercises were performed under microscope vision including terminoterminal, lateroterminal, laterolateral vascular anastomosis, and nerve anastomosis. Different complexity aneurysms were created using venous patches, clipping, rupture, and vascular reconstruction techniques were performed. RESULTS: This novel training model is inexpensive, easily obtainable, and no live animals are required. The diameter and characteristics of arteries and veins used are similar to those of the human brain. Great microsurgical technique progress may be obtained. CONCLUSIONS: The infused chicken wing artery model presents a realistic microvascular training method. It is inexpensive and easy to set up. Such simplicity provides the adequate environment for developing microsurgical technique.
Jon Olabe; Javier Olabe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  In Vitro; Journal Article     Date:  2009-03-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical neurology     Volume:  72     ISSN:  1879-3339     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Neurol     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-19     Completed Date:  2010-02-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0367070     Medline TA:  Surg Neurol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  695-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Neurosurgery Hospital Universitario Son Dureta, 07014 Andrea Doria, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Anastomosis, Surgical / education*
Animal Testing Alternatives
Brachial Artery / surgery
Cerebral Arteries / surgery*
Inservice Training
Intracranial Aneurysm / surgery*
Microsurgery / education*
Neurosurgery / education*
Peripheral Nerves / surgery
Surgical Instruments

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