The MODEL-med Gynaecological Simulator
Seven Different Uteri Types
The MODEL-med Gynaecological Simulator simulates a non-pregnant female, for the purposes of carrying out a routine exam.
During a gynaecological exam, variations can occur based on several factors, including the specific reason for the examination, the patient’s age, medical history, and individual preferences.
This is why the MODEL-med Gynaecological Simulator comes with seven different uteri. It gives educators the unparalleled ability to introduce a diagnostic element into their simulation training.
Small, Medium and Large Uterus
The size of the uterus can vary among individuals due to a combination of genetic, hormonal, and environmental factors. It’s important to note that there is a wide range of normal variations in uterus size, and having a small, medium, or large uterus does not necessarily indicate a health issue.
However, in some cases, an abnormally large or small uterus could be a sign of an underlying medical condition. Being able to recognise this is imperative to gynaecological care and best patient outcomes.
A retroverted uterus, also known as a tilted uterus or retroflexed uterus, is a normal anatomical variation where the uterus is positioned in a backward-tilting position within the pelvis, rather than the more typical forward-tilting position.
In most women, the uterus is anteverted, which means it naturally tilts slightly forward toward the bladder. For a retroverted uterus, it tilts backward, with the top of the uterus pointing toward the spine and the cervix facing more towards the rectum.
This position is considered a variation of normal and does not typically cause health problems or affect fertility or sexual function. However, in some cases, it might be associated with certain symptoms, such as pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, or difficulty using tampons. Being able to identify a retroverted uterus is crucial in giving a correct diagnosis.
Uterus with Ovarian Cyst
An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that forms on or inside one of the ovaries. In most cases, ovarian cysts do not cause noticeable symptoms and are discovered incidentally during routine pelvic exams or imaging studies.
While most ovarian cysts are harmless and go away on their own, some may require medical attention, especially if they are large, persistent, or cause severe symptoms. Being able to pick them up on a routine exam is critical for best patient outcomes.
Uterus with Fibroids
Fibroids, also known as uterine fibroids or leiomyomas, are non-cancerous growths that develop in or on the uterus, which is the reproductive organ in females where a fertilized egg implants and a fetus grows during pregnancy. Fibroids are quite common and can vary in size, shape, and number. They are typically composed of smooth muscle tissue and fibrous connective tissue.
Symptoms of fibroids can vary depending on their size, number, and location. Being able to accurately identify fibroids is critical in knowing when to escalate or advise further testing.
We also include a hollow uterus so you can simulate anything that requires access to the interior of the uterus. This could be used to simulate:
A Pap smear:
A Pap smear involves collecting a sample of cervical cells to screen for abnormalities, including precancerous or cancerous changes.
An Endometrial biopsy:
In this procedure, a small sample of the endometrial lining (the inner lining of the uterus) is collected for examination under a microscope. It is often done to investigate abnormal uterine bleeding, rule out endometrial cancer, or diagnose certain uterine conditions.
A IUD insertion:
Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are a form of long-acting contraception. During an IUD insertion, the healthcare provider places the IUD through the cervix and into the uterus to prevent pregnancy.
The accuracy of a gynaecological exam is of utmost importance for several reasons, as it directly impacts a woman’s health and well-being.
This includes early detection of abnormalities, diagnosis and treatment of conditions and reducing unnecessary interventions due to misdiagnosis.
If you would like to learn more about the MODEL-med Gynaecological Simulator, we encourage you to watch the following video.