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Training in VANS using human cadavers
Author
Aoyama, Mariko The University of Tokushima
Yamasaki, Shinichi Tokushima Municipal Hospital
Keywords
video-assisted neck surgery
fresh frozen human cadaver
thyroidectomy
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Endoscopic surgery has been introduced in various surgical fields. Endoscopic surgery requires different skills from open surgery due to the restricted surgical field and difficulty in identifying anatomical structures from certain viewpoints. Therefore, surgeons need to undergo sufficient surgical training before performing such surgery in the clinical setting. We examined the utility of fresh frozen human cadavers for surgical training aimed at introducing video-assisted neck surgery (VANS) at our department. First, we performed surgical training using fresh human cadavers four times. Next, we performed hemi-thyroidectomy with VANS in 5 clinical patients. After the cadaver training and the actual surgery, the surgeons evaluated each step of the surgical procedure using a 3-point scale. In the cadaver training, the scores for steps : creation of a subcutaneous tunnel and lifting up the skin flap and pre-thyroid muscles were higher than other steps. And a tracheal injury occurred as a complication. However, we were able to recognize anatomical structures under the endoscopic view. And it was also useful for confirming the role of surgical staff and simulating the placement of surgical equipment. Surgical training using fresh frozen human cadavers was effective at introducing a new surgical method.
Journal Title
The Journal of Medical Investigation
ISSN
13496867
13431420
NCID
AA12022913
AA11166929
Publisher
Tokushima University Faculty of Medicine
Volume
66
Issue
3-4
Start Page
293
End Page
296
Sort Key
293
Published Date
2019-08
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language
eng
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Medical Sciences
University Hospital