A novel “video‐game” simulator for training fetoscopic laser coagulation of anastomoses in twin‐to‐twin transfusion syndrome Academic Article uri icon

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  •  : We have developed a high-fidelity interactive "video-game" simulator in order to teach fetoscopic laser ablation of placental anastomoses for twin-twin transfusion syndrome This simulator may be used by teachers in order to provide metrics-based simulator education to multiple trainees, in both hands-on and distanced learning settings WHAT IS ALREADY KNOWN ABOUT THIS TOPIC?: The use of simulation improves training of the fetoscopic laser techniques utilized in the treatment of twin-twin transfusion syndrome A number of mannequins have been developed to aid this education WHAT DOES THIS STUDY ADD?: Two new simulators are described for twin-twin transfusion syndrome training-silicone and digital The digital simulator is a novel digital video game virtual format This new format has enhanced interactivity and has the potential to enable distance learning.


  • Windrim, Rory
  • Young, Alexander
  • LeBouthillier, Francis
  • Ryan, Greg
  • Van Mieghem, Tim
  • Abbasi, Nimrah
  • Keunen, Johannes
  • D'Souza, Rohan
  • Kfouri, Julia

publication date

  • November 2021