AffiliationUniv Arizona, Coll Med
Univ Arizona, Dept Surg
Keywordsundergraduate medical education
ultrasound-guided needle aspiration
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PublisherDOVE MEDICAL PRESS LTD
CitationCadaver-based abscess model for medical training 2017, Volume 8:85 Advances in Medical Education and Practice
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AbstractUltrasound imaging is a rapid and noninvasive tool ideal for the imaging of soft tissue infections and is associated with a change of clinician management plans in 50% of cases. We developed a realistic skin abscess diagnostic and therapeutic training model using fresh frozen cadavers and common, affordable materials. Details for construction of the model and suggested variations are presented. This cadaver-based abscess model produces high-quality sonographic images with internal echogenicity similar to a true clinical abscess, and is ideal for teaching sonographic diagnostic skills in addition to the technical skills of incision and drainage or needle aspiration.
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