Surgical Models

I just read a blog post over at Unbounded Medicine about surgical models made up of fiber glass with thoracic and abdominal compartments. The internal organs of a pig are used to simulate the organs of a human. Using this model students can perform both a laparoscopy and thoracoscopy.

Looks like an awesome way to study anatomy too. I wish we had models like this in anatomy lab. Having pre-dissected bodies to look at would be very helpful. Instead, we end up spending so much time picking away at fascia.

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Abdominal View