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Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 155, Issue 10, pp 1993–1995 | Cite as

Modelling pathology from autolog fresh cadaver organs as a novel concept in neurosurgical training

  • András CsókayEmail author
  • Attila Papp
  • Domonkos Imreh
  • Máté Czabajszky
  • István Valálik
  • Bálint Antalfi
Technical Note - Neurosurgery Training

Abstract

Background

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.

Methods

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.

Results

We have experienced improving skills in difficult microsurgical operations.

Conclusion

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.

Keywords

Cadaver dissection Neurosurgical training Modelled pathology 

Notes

Acknowledgment

We certify that this manuscript is a unique submission and is not being considered for publication with any other source in any medium.

Conflicts of interest

None

Supplementary material

Video

Part 1: III. Ventricle tumour model. Translamina terminalis approach.

Part 2: Intrasellar tumour model. Transylvian approach.

Part 3: C0-C2 intradural-extramedular tumour model. Transmassa lateralis CI approach.

Part 4: Right ventricle tumour model. Transcallosal removal.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Wien 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • András Csókay
    • 1
    Email author
  • Attila Papp
    • 1
  • Domonkos Imreh
    • 2
  • Máté Czabajszky
    • 1
  • István Valálik
    • 3
  • Bálint Antalfi
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryBAZ County HospitalMiskolcHungary
  2. 2.Department of SurgerySt.Margaret HospitalBudapestHungary
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgerySt.John’s HospitalBudapestHungary
  4. 4.Department of PathologyMISEK HospitalMiskolcHungary

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