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Development and evaluation of a 3d printed training model for endoscopic third ventriculostomy in low-income countries

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dc.contributor.author González-López, Pablo
dc.contributor.author Gómez-Revuelta, Cristina
dc.contributor.author Puchol Rizo, Martin
dc.contributor.author Verdú Martínez, Iván
dc.contributor.author Fernández Villa de Rey Salgado, Jaime
dc.contributor.author Lafuente Baraza, Jesus
dc.contributor.author Fernández-Jover, Eduardo
dc.contributor.author Fernández-Cornejo, Víctor
dc.contributor.author Nieto-Navarro, Juan
dc.date.accessioned 2024-02-27T07:21:57Z
dc.date.available 2024-02-27T07:21:57Z
dc.date.issued 2023
dc.identifier.citation González-López P, Gómez-Revuelta C, Puchol Rizo M, Verdú Martínez I, Fernández Villa de Rey Salgado J, Lafuente J, Fernández-Jover E, Fernández-Cornejo V, Nieto-Navarro J. Development and evaluation of a 3d printed training model for endoscopic third ventriculostomy in low-income countries. Brain Spine. 2023 Apr 5;3:101736. DOI: 10.1016/j.bas.2023.101736
dc.identifier.issn 2772-5294
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/59265
dc.description.abstract Introduction: Pediatric hydrocephalus is highly prevalent and therefore a major neurosurgical problem in Africa. In addition to ventriculoperitoneal shunts, which have high cost and potential complications, endoscopic third ventriculostomy is becoming an increasingly popular technique especially in this part of the world. However, performing this procedure requires trained neurosurgeons with an optimal learning curve. For this reason, we have developed a 3D printed training model of hydrocephalus so that neurosurgeons without previous experience with endoscopic techniques can acquire these skills, especially in low-income countries, where specific techniques training as this, are relatively absent. Research question: Our research question was about the possibility to develop and produce a low-cost endoscopic training model and to evaluate the usefulness and the skills acquired after training with it. Material and methods: A neuroendoscopy simulation model was developed. A sample of last year medical students and junior neurosurgery residents without prior experience in neuroendoscopy were involved in the study. The model was evaluated by measuring several parameters, as procedure time, number of fenestration attempts, diameter of the fenestration, and number of contacts with critical structures. Results: An improvement of the average score on the ETV-Training-Scale was noticed between the first and last attempt (11.6, compared to 27.5 points; p<0.0001). A statistically significant improvement in all parameters, was observed. Discussion and conclusion: This 3D printed simulator facilitates acquiring surgical skills with the neuroendoscope to treat hydrocephalus by performing an endoscopic third ventriculostomy. Furthermore, it has been shown to be useful to understand the intraventricular anatomical relationships.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof Brain Spine. 2023 Apr 5;3:101736
dc.rights © 2023 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of EUROSPINE, the Spine Society of Europe, EANS, the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.title Development and evaluation of a 3d printed training model for endoscopic third ventriculostomy in low-income countries
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bas.2023.101736
dc.subject.keyword Global neurosurgery
dc.subject.keyword Health equity
dc.subject.keyword Hydrocephalus
dc.subject.keyword Low- and middle-income countries
dc.subject.keyword Neuroendoscopy
dc.subject.keyword Neurosurgical training
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