A vaginal cuff surgical model and methods of manufacture and use thereof. The model includes a body (resembling a vaginal cuff) and appendages (resembling uterosacral ligaments) extending from the body. The model (body and appendages) is formed of silicone, rubber, a polymer, or other suitable material with one or more layers of mesh embedded within the polymeric material. The embedded mesh permits suture between the components of the model. The surgical model permits surgical practice of this important component of a total hysterectomy procedure via suturing across the model and to the appendages.
Simoes, Mario Alves; Hart, Stuart Richard; Carambot, Omar; and Armstrong, Mark Evans, "Synthetic vaginal cuff model and method of simulating vaginal cuff closure" (2018). USF Patents. 1074.
University of South Florida