Journal of the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy


Innovative Cadaveric Technique: Utilising n-Butyl Cyanoacrylate (n-BCA) for Deep Endometriosis Excision Simulation in Minimal Invasive Surgery Training

M. Mabrouk1, S. Mahgoub2, A. Vashisht3, R. Seracchioli4

1 University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust (UCLH) & Cleveland Clinic London (CCL)
2 Department of Gynaecology, Cambridge University Hospitals
3 University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust (UCLH) & Cleveland Clinic London (CCL)
4 Gynaecology and Human Reproduction Physiopathology, Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche (DIMEC), Sant’Orsola Hospital, University of Bologna, Italy


Deep infiltrative endometriosis, n-Butyl cyanoacrylate

Published online: Mar 28 2024


Background: Our study aimed to create a novel technique using n-butyl cyanoacrylate (n-BCA) for minimal access simulation training on cadavers in deep endometriosis excision.

Objectives: A step-by-step video demonstration of using n-BCA in cadavers to simulate deep endometriosis. This technique is integrated into training sessions using cadavers aimed at enhancing surgical proficiency for deep endometriosis procedures.

Material and Methods: Video article describing using n-BCA in cadavers as a simulation model.

Result: This technique has been used in a hands-on cadaveric training course, and positive feedback supports the recommendation to incorporate this technique.

Conclusion: Utilizing a human cadaver model proves beneficial for enhancing understanding of deep pelvic innervation. Implementing n-BCA in these cadaver dissections demonstrates both reproducibility and safety. This approach significantly contributes to refining surgical expertise in the excision of deep infiltrating endometriosis.

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