Endoscopy 1995; 27(1): 73-76
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1005637
Special Topic: Training

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Teaching Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: The Pig Stomach

S. M. Freys, J. Heimbucher, K.-H. Fuchs
  • Department of Surgery, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
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Publication Date:
17 March 2008 (online)


An easily applicable teaching and training technique for flexible endoscopy in the upper gastrointestinal tract is presented. Using a fresh, flushed-out pig stomach with adherent esophagus and duodenum, the trainee endoscopist can practice all the essential endoscopic diagnostic and interventional techniques. The teaching model proposed requires little preparation, represents a cheap and easy technique with widespread applicability, offers a high degree of learning efficiency, and is appropriate for specialized teaching courses.