Ann Surg Treat Res.  2016 May;90(5):246-249. 10.4174/astr.2016.90.5.246.

The rat choledochojejunostomy model for microsurgical training

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Incheon St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Incheon, Korea.
  • 2Department of Surgery, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. gshth@catholic.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The feasibility of a rat choledochojejunostomy (CJ) training model was investigated, as an introductory model to microsurgery for general surgeons.
METHODS
Roux-en-Y CJ was performed on 20 rats. Interrupted 10-0 prolene sutures were used to perform CJ. The animals were observed for 7 days and sacrificed and examined.
RESULTS
The rats were divided into 2 groups of 10 based on surgical order. The CJ time showed a significant decrease from 36.2 ± 5.6 minutes in group 1 to 29.4 ± 5.7 minutes in group 2 (P = 0.015). The bile leakage rate was 40% in group 1 and 10% in group 2. The survival time was 5.4 ± 2.2 days in group 1 and 7 days in group 2 (P = 0.049).
CONCLUSION
The rat CJ training model is a feasible introductory model for general surgeons with no previous experience in microsurgery.

Keyword

Choledochostomy; Microsurgery; General surgery; Rats

MeSH Terms

Animals
Bile
Choledochostomy*
Microsurgery
Polypropylenes
Rats*
Sutures
Polypropylenes
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