Assessment of laparoscopic training for gynecological malignancies using Thiel‑embalmed human cadavers

  • Authors:
    • Tomoka Usami
    • Toru Fujioka
    • Ayaka Yoshida
    • Hitomi Miyaue
    • Toshiaki Yasuoka
    • Yuka Uchikura
    • Kazuko Takagi
    • Yuko Matsubara
    • Takashi Matsumoto
    • Keiichi Matsubara
    • Takashi Sugiyama
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  • Published online on: September 7, 2018     https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2018.1715
  • Pages: 511-514
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Abstract

The introduction of laparoscopic surgery has also been beneficial for patients with gynecological malignancies. In this respect, surgeons should receive related training in the context of human resource development. Hands‑on training was introduced using Thiel‑embalmed human cadavers (THCs) in 2014. To determine the usefulness of THCs, they were evaluated in terms of tissue color, consistency and operative tactility, among others, compared with in vivo laparoscopic training for gynecological malignancies. Hands‑on training sessions using THCs were held for a total of 11 times at Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine between March 2014 and October 2017. Training on THCs included advanced laparoscopic procedures for radical hysterectomy type III. At the end of each training session, data were collected using a standardized, anonymous questionnaire termed the Likert scale. THCs ensured flexibility and plasticity of tissues and organs; therefore, the working space was similar to that in the living body under pneumoperitoneum. After analyzing the quality and consistency of tissue and organ color compared with in vivo conditions, most of the participants agreed or strongly agreed regarding the uterus, adnexa and ureter, but not regarding the large blood vessels. The highest scores were observed in the authenticity of the anatomical condition of each organ. Most participants strongly agreed that training using THCs would help improve their laparoscopic skills with a high level of satisfaction. Furthermore, most participants reported that they would recommend this training to other obstetrician‑gynecologists. Laparoscopic training for gynecological malignancies using THCs was comparable to the in vivo conditions in terms of surgical view and operative tactility. Therefore, THCs may be an excellent training tool for improving laparoscopic surgical skills for gynecological malignancies.
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Usami, T., Fujioka, T., Yoshida, A., Miyaue, H., Yasuoka, T., Uchikura, Y. ... Sugiyama, T. (2018). Assessment of laparoscopic training for gynecological malignancies using Thiel‑embalmed human cadavers. Molecular and Clinical Oncology, 9, 511-514. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2018.1715
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Usami, T., Fujioka, T., Yoshida, A., Miyaue, H., Yasuoka, T., Uchikura, Y., Takagi, K., Matsubara, Y., Matsumoto, T., Matsubara, K., Sugiyama, T."Assessment of laparoscopic training for gynecological malignancies using Thiel‑embalmed human cadavers". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 9.5 (2018): 511-514.
Chicago
Usami, T., Fujioka, T., Yoshida, A., Miyaue, H., Yasuoka, T., Uchikura, Y., Takagi, K., Matsubara, Y., Matsumoto, T., Matsubara, K., Sugiyama, T."Assessment of laparoscopic training for gynecological malignancies using Thiel‑embalmed human cadavers". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 9, no. 5 (2018): 511-514. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2018.1715