How to set up a microsurgical laboratory on small animal models: Organization, techniques, and impact on residency training

A. Pichierri, A. Frati, A. Santoro, J. Lenzi, R. Delfini, L. Pannarale, E. Gaudio, G. D'Andrea, G. P. Cantore

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Abstract

Microsurgical training is mandatory for the optimal education of modern neurosurgeons. Even though this is a widely acknowledged statement and a lot of institutions around the world practice training in laboratory, the recent literature lacks tip and tricks on how to start a laboratory from scratch, what would be a convenient anesthesia, and what kind of exercises are appropriate. We present our experience in 16 microsurgical training courses settled up at our institutions. Two hundred eleven rodents were dissected. We will describe the organization of the laboratory and of the training courses and we will discuss its practical impact on the residency program.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-110
Number of pages10
JournalNeurosurgical Review
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009

Keywords

  • Laboratory
  • Microsurgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Techniques
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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