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Development of a training model for laparoscopic common bile duct exploration.

Sánchez A, Rodríguez O, Benítez G, Sánchez R, De la Fuente L - JSLS (2010 Jan-Mar)

Bottom Line: We describe an inert, simple, very low-cost, and readily available training model.The proposed model has allowed for the development of the skills necessary for partaking in said procedures, contributing to its development and diminishing surgery time as the trainee advances down the learning curve.Further studies are directed towards objectively determining the impact of the model on skill acquisition.

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Affiliation: Central University of Venezuela, Surgery Department III, University Hospital of Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela. dralexissanchez@hotmail.com

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Background: Training and experience of the surgical team are fundamental for the safety and success of complex surgical procedures, such as laparoscopic common bile duct exploration.

Methods: We describe an inert, simple, very low-cost, and readily available training model. Created using a "black box" and basic medical and surgical material, it allows training in the fundamental steps necessary for laparoscopic biliary tract surgery, namely, (1) intraoperative cholangiography, (2) transcystic exploration, and (3) laparoscopic choledochotomy, and t-tube insertion.

Results: The proposed model has allowed for the development of the skills necessary for partaking in said procedures, contributing to its development and diminishing surgery time as the trainee advances down the learning curve. Further studies are directed towards objectively determining the impact of the model on skill acquisition.

Conclusion: The described model is simple and readily available allowing for accurate reproduction of the main steps and maneuvers that take place during laparoscopic common bile duct exploration, with the purpose of reducing failure and complications.

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Intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) model.
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Figure 2: Intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) model.

Mentions: Intraoperative cholangiography constitutes the initial step in the laparoscopic instrumentation of the biliary tract. For practicing this step, we used a portion of a vesical catheter joined perpendicularly to another, thus simulating the manner in which the cystic duct joins the main biliary tract (Figure 2).


Development of a training model for laparoscopic common bile duct exploration.

Sánchez A, Rodríguez O, Benítez G, Sánchez R, De la Fuente L - JSLS (2010 Jan-Mar)

Intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) model.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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Figure 2: Intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) model.
Mentions: Intraoperative cholangiography constitutes the initial step in the laparoscopic instrumentation of the biliary tract. For practicing this step, we used a portion of a vesical catheter joined perpendicularly to another, thus simulating the manner in which the cystic duct joins the main biliary tract (Figure 2).

Bottom Line: We describe an inert, simple, very low-cost, and readily available training model.The proposed model has allowed for the development of the skills necessary for partaking in said procedures, contributing to its development and diminishing surgery time as the trainee advances down the learning curve.Further studies are directed towards objectively determining the impact of the model on skill acquisition.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Central University of Venezuela, Surgery Department III, University Hospital of Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela. dralexissanchez@hotmail.com

ABSTRACT

Background: Training and experience of the surgical team are fundamental for the safety and success of complex surgical procedures, such as laparoscopic common bile duct exploration.

Methods: We describe an inert, simple, very low-cost, and readily available training model. Created using a "black box" and basic medical and surgical material, it allows training in the fundamental steps necessary for laparoscopic biliary tract surgery, namely, (1) intraoperative cholangiography, (2) transcystic exploration, and (3) laparoscopic choledochotomy, and t-tube insertion.

Results: The proposed model has allowed for the development of the skills necessary for partaking in said procedures, contributing to its development and diminishing surgery time as the trainee advances down the learning curve. Further studies are directed towards objectively determining the impact of the model on skill acquisition.

Conclusion: The described model is simple and readily available allowing for accurate reproduction of the main steps and maneuvers that take place during laparoscopic common bile duct exploration, with the purpose of reducing failure and complications.

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