Vermiform Appendix - Normal Anatomy

Product No. 50122

One of a series of three models representing the different locations in which the vermiform appendix is to be found. Trainees will move on from the Surgical Dissection Pads (Product Nos. 50118 and 50114) to this progressive 3 stage appendices suite:

Normal represents 32% of locations
Post-ileal represents 1% of locations
Retrocaecal represents 64% of locations

The model has the additional feature of a simulated peptic ulcer, for closure using peritoneum & mesentry.


Skills Gained:

  • Excision and division of peritoneum
  • Identification and exposure of appendix
  • Mobilization and division of vessels
  • Removal of appendix
  • Inspection of stump of appendix
  • Repair and closure of peptic ulcer

Product Anatomy:

Highly realistic model of appendix, caecum, and ileum stump presented anatomically

Product Qualities:

  • Convincing fluid filled vessels, caecum contents and tissues encourage correct handling of tissue
  • The level of difficulty can be increased by progressing from this model on to the Post-ileal and Retrocaecal models (not included)
  • Vessel incorporates a luer lock to which the Mock Blood Giving Set (Product No. 60651) may be attached to provide fluid flow for the appendicular artery. Use Mock Blood - Arterial (250ml) - Product No. 60653
  • Ideal for training course requirements; the model is designed for swift attachment to and removal from the Soft Tissue Retaining Set
  • Contains latex

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