Journal Basic Info

  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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Major Scope

  •  Urology
  •  Cardiovascular Surgery
  •  Gastroenterological Surgery
  •  Pediatric Surgery
  •  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  •  Robotic Surgery
  •  Minimally Invasive Surgery
  •  Orthopaedic Surgery


Citation: Clin Surg. 2017;2(1):1512.Research Article | Open Access

Using of Chicken Eggshell in the Microneusurgical Training Model for Microdrilling of Sella Floor

Cengiz Cokluk

Department of Neurosurgery, Ondokuzmayis University, Turkey

*Correspondance to: Cengiz Cokluk 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.1512


Objective: Repetitive practicing of microneurosurgical techniques in experimental laboratory using real surgical instruments on training models is extremely important before starting the real surgical interventions. In this experimental study, it was created a laboratory-training model for microneurosurgical drilling of delicate and thin cranial base bones.Methods: Twenty-five boiled chicken eggshell for five minutes were used for this study. The difficulty and suitability of the model was evaluated in terms of the usability in the training of microneruosurgical microdrilling. The objective criterion for the evaluation of the difficulty of the procedure was the protection of the membrane during the procedure. The suitability of the procedure was evaluated within three groups as bad, good, and perfect.Results: In four (16%) eggshells, the difficulty of the microdirilling was evaluated as difficult. Fifteen (60%) of the eggshells were microdrilled with easy procedure. The remaining six (24%) of the eggshells microdrilling was evaluated as very easy. The suitability of the model was evaluated as bad in three (12%) of the eggshells. The suitability was found as good in 16 (64%) of the eggshell. In the remaining three (24%) of the eggshells microdrilling, the suitability of the model was evaluated as perfect.Conclusion: Consolidation of the surgical practice in a laboratory setting, grasping and using of microsurgical instruments, can be repeated in several times in this model. We believe that this model will contribute to the practical training of microneurosurgery.


Microneurosurgery; Training of microsurgery; Microdrilling; Eggshell

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Cokluk C. Using of Chicken Eggshell in the Microneusurgical Training Model for Microdrilling of Sella Floor. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1512.

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