ABSTRACT We modified a three-dimensional cerebral aneurysm model for surgical simulation and educational demonstration. Novel models are made showing perforating arteries arising around the aneurysm. Information about perforating arteries is difficult to obtain from individual radiological data sets. Perforators are therefore reproduced based on previous anatomical knowledge instead of personal data. Due to their fragility, perforating arteries are attached to the model using hard materials. At the same time, hollow models are useful for practicing clip application. We made a model for practicing the application of fenestrated clips for paraclinoid internal carotid aneurysms. Situating aneurysm models in the fissure of a brain model simulates the real surgical field and is helpful for educational demonstrations.
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Ishikawa, T. , Morita, A. , Fukushima, T. and Ono, H. (2014) Three-Dimensional Cerebral Aneurysm Models for Surgical Simulation and Education—Development of Aneurysm Models with Perforating Arteries and for Application of Fenestrated Clips. Open Journal of Modern Neurosurgery, 4, 59-63. doi: 10.4236/ojmn.2014.42013.
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