Urology Surgical Simulation Models: Complete Simulation Model = Trainer (hardware) + Real Tissue Specimen (software)

Our simulation models use two components: a plastic trainer (hardware) used in conjunction with a disposable ex-vivo specimen (software). Some disposable specimens are hybrid models combining plastic, silicon with real tissue. These types of models are single-use disables cartridges. The use of cartridges allows an easy setup and exchange of simulation models even without pre-experience.

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Simulation Trainers (hardware) – used in conjunction with real tissue ex-vivo specimens

Surgical Location Name of Trainer Description Used commonly with which real tissue models …
EASIE-R 1 with laparoscopic domed lid Basic simulation model with anatomically shaped cavity to facilitate a variety of specimens to be used for laparoscopic surgery
  • Porcine ex-vivo URO explant
EASIE-R 2 with laparoscopic lid Completely refined simulation model with flat bottom tray. This model contains a second bottom PEG board with adjustable alligator clamp to facilitate the use of organs of different type, size and shape. The alligator clamps can be adjusted to perfectly adapt to the size and type of specimen. This trainer can be used for laparoscopic surgical procedures.
  • Porcine ex-vivo URO explant
Perineum EASIE-R 2 Simulator with flat lid Completely refined simulation model with flat bottom tray. This model contains a second bottom PEG board with adjustable alligator clamp to facilitate the use of organs of different type, size and shape. The alligator clamps can be adjusted to perfectly adapt to the size and type of specimen.
  • Urethroscopy & Cystoscopy cartridge

Real Tissue Ex-vivo Specimens (software):

Surgical Location Name of Specimen Contains which organs… Used commonly for which procedure …
Porcine ex-vivo URO explant Urinary bladder and urethra, ureters, kidneys, Uterus, salpinx, ovaries, colon, rectum, mesentery
  • Laparoscopic or robotic prostatectomy
  • Laparoscopic nephrectomy
  • Ureteral reconstruction
  • Ureteral reimplant
Urethroscopy & Cystoscopy cartridge Porcine urethra and bladder (modified to resemble human anatomy). Artificial polyps and tumors can be created in the bladder wall.
  • Urethroscopy and cystoscopy
Vesical tumor Porcine urethra and bladder (modified to resemble human anatomy). Artificial tumors are created in the bladder wall.
  • Cystoscopic resection of bladder tumors
Vesical bleeding Porcine urethra and bladder (modified to resemble human anatomy). Two bleeding vessels are sutured into the vesical wall.
  • Hemostasis
TURP Porcine urethra, bladder and enlarged prostate (modified to resemble human anatomy).
  • Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

Cystoscopy Simulation Model

UroSim recently developed a novel cystoscopy model for the training of transurethral procedures. This model uses porcine bladder tissue with altered anatomy to resemble a human urethra and cystic bladder. Artificial tumors can be created in the cystic wall to simulate transurethral ablation techniques. Bleeding can be simulated with the creation of artificial vessels in the bladder wall. These vessels are connected to a roller pump which delivers artificial blood. Hemostasis techniques can be simulated in a hazard-free environment without the risk of patient harm.

Transurethral Prostatectomy Simulation Model

Endosim has developed a model to simulate transurethral prostatectomy. This real tissue ex-vivo model contains an artificial prostate gland which can be used for laparoscopic and robotic TURP.