Experimental Model of Tonsillar Bleeding for Hemostatic Suture Training
Introduction: Tonsillectomy is the most common otolaryngologic surgery performed, mostly in the childhood. Inadequate perioperative hemostatic control and its effects can be variable according to the amount of blood loss, contributing to increase in the morbidity of this procedure. Among the tonsillar hemostatic techniques, the ligation of bleeding vessels using absorbable sutures is the most used. This surgical technique requires proper training, and its effectiveness needs a prolonged practice period. The absence of experimental models or animals for this type of surgical training makes learning takes longer.
Objective: The aim of this paper is to present an experimental model of tonsillar bleeding (development and construction) and evaluate its effectiveness in hemostatic sutures training.
Results: The experimental model of tonsillar bleeding was developed and its evaluation in hemostatic sutures training was tested effectively.
Conclusion: It was possible to develop an experimental model of tonsillar bleeding and evaluate its effectiveness in hemostatic sutures training.
Keywords: tonsillectomy, hemostasis, surgical, models, educational.