Design and development of a novel thoracoscopic tracheoesophageal fistula repair simulator

Lauren M. Davis*, Katherine A. Barsness, Deborah M. Rooney

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Thoracoscopic repair of esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF) is a technically challenging surgical procedure. This congenital anomaly is rare; therefore, training opportunities for surgical trainees are limited. There are currently no validated simulation tools available to help train pediatric surgery trainees. The simulator that was developed is a low-cost, reusable model. It simulates the right side of a term neonate chest and contains a tissue block that has been surgically modified to replicate the anatomy of EA/TEF.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-116
Number of pages3
JournalStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume184
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

Keywords

  • TEF
  • chest
  • simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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