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Porcine model for training in oncoplastic breast surgery technical description and results of its application in a training course in oncoplastic and reconstructive techniques in breast surgery

Published:January 09, 2019DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2018.12.049
      Breast surgeons need specific training in oncoplastic and reconstructive procedures for planning a surgery specific to the breast and the tumor.
      • Zucca Matthes A.G.
      • Viera R.A.
      • Michelli R.A.
      • et al.
      The development of an oncoplastic training center - OTC.
      The porcine model provides an option for this training need thanks to its anatomical similarity to humans, manageability of young specimens and relative low cost.
      • Millican P.
      • Poole D.
      A pig model for investigation of muscle and myucutaneous flaps.
      • Bodin F.
      • Diana M.
      • Koutsomanis A.
      • Robert E.
      • Marescaux J.
      • Bruant-Rodier C.
      Porcine model for free-flap breast reconstruction training.
      The objective of this report is to describe a porcine model for performing latissimus dorsi muscle flaps (LDMF) and transverse rectus abdominis muscle (TRAM) flaps, as well as their evaluation by some of the students to learn about their strengths and weaknesses.
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      References

        • Zucca Matthes A.G.
        • Viera R.A.
        • Michelli R.A.
        • et al.
        The development of an oncoplastic training center - OTC.
        Int J Surg. 2012; 10: 265-269
        • Millican P.
        • Poole D.
        A pig model for investigation of muscle and myucutaneous flaps.
        Br J Surg. 1985; 38: 364-368
        • Bodin F.
        • Diana M.
        • Koutsomanis A.
        • Robert E.
        • Marescaux J.
        • Bruant-Rodier C.
        Porcine model for free-flap breast reconstruction training.
        J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2015; 68: 1402-1409
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