Transparent upper-GI model, which is particularly useful for introductory lessons for groups so that they can easily see where the instruments will be placed with various procedures.
The MTT upper GI model is a silicone model of an esophagus, stomach, duodenum and bile ducts. It is designed to attach to the TD-Box for various training purposes, focused upon gastroenterology:
- Foreign-body removal
- Placement of self-expandable stents
- Blood- and complication-management
- Suturing techniques
There are multiple benefits of practicing with a silicone model. First and foremost, you free yourself from the multiple hygiene issues involved in working with animal models. Lacking the dangers of contamination, you:
- can use the same instruments as in the operating theater, including endoscopes
- avoid the logistic hassles and expenses involved in a skills lab and
- save valuable preparation and clean-up time: no need to disinfect surfaces and equipment.
The silicone model is light-weight, compact and the soft surface provides a closer approximation of that of human anatomy.
– The esophagus is constricted (diameter 17 mm), which is ideal for the positioning of stents, the execution of dilations and other therapeutic procedures.
-Thinner pieces of silicone are integrated into both the upper and lower parts of the stomach. You can make incisions in these thinner ‘practice fields’ and then treat these, for instance, by placing clips, nitinol compression clips or sutures.
-The Upper-GI model comes with a (transparent) bile duct. You can use it for training related to ERCP.
Tips for use:
– For the best results, generously coat the model with endoscope-compatible lubricant.
– Should you want to inflate the stomach with air insufflation, use the black plugs provided in the kit.
-If desired, use cable ties (supplied) to attach the stomach
– Should you want more support, use the suction cups provided. By pushing the metal point through the stomach model and attaching the suction cup to the most appropriate place on the practice plate, you can provide support wherever it is needed.