The aim of neurosurgical cadaver training for residents and fellows is not only to obtain a high level of skills, but also to keep the number of complications during the learning curve as low as possible. To move this process forward, we have worked out a novel method in further training.
Tumours can be modelled from the autolog organs. We can then implant the modelled tumour from the opposite direction and a colleague can remove the pathology from the correct approach.
We have experienced improving skills in difficult microsurgical operations.
We have performed more than 800 fresh cadaver operations over the last 6 years. The last 70 cases have been performed with modelling pathology. In our department, we introduce a regular weekly program in our cadaver operating theatre. The consideration could be useful not only for the young neurosurgeons but also for experienced colleagues.
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Part 2: Intrasellar tumour model. Transylvian approach.
Part 3: C0-C2 intradural-extramedular tumour model. Transmassa lateralis CI approach.
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Csókay, A., Papp, A., Imreh, D. et al. Modelling pathology from autolog fresh cadaver organs as a novel concept in neurosurgical training. Acta Neurochir 155, 1993–1995 (2013) doi:10.1007/s00701-013-1727-8
- Cadaver dissection
- Neurosurgical training
- Modelled pathology