Kazuhiko Shinohara, MD, PhD. Tokyo University of Technology
Background and Objective: Many kinds of equipment had been proposed from the early days of endoscopic surgery, however, they are expensive for daily training of surgical residents. We developed a simple and economic surgical trainer made of agar.
Material and Methods: 4g of agar powder is added into 250mL of boiled water and boiled for 2 minutes. They are poured in a stainless tray with macaroni or rubber tube, and refrigerated for 2 hours. Hardness of agar model is measured by a conventional duro-meter for soft rubbers. Basic maneuvers of endoscopic surgery, such as dissection, ligation , coagulation with laparoscopic forceps and electro-surgical devices are applied for this agar model in the conventional laparoscopic trainer.
Results: Hardness of this agar model was 5.3±1.1mN. Basic laparoscopic skills of cutting, dissection and ligation with electro-surgical devices can be practiced repeatedly. Actual times required for production of this model was less than 15minites, and its cost for one training model was 80 US cents.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 79432
Program Number: P313
Presentation Session: Poster (Non CME)
Presentation Type: Poster