In our selection of models of the digestive system, you can choose between models that are reduced, made in natural size or enlarged. There are both models with and without diseases. The selection includes a model of the entire digestive system, dental models (teeth), models of the esophagus, models of the stomach, models of the duodenum with related organs such as the pancreas, liver models with the gallbladder and bile ducts, and models of the large intestine including the rectum.
Models of the digestive system are used especially for understanding anatomy as well as clinical aspects such as diseases, examinations and treatment.
Anatomically speaking, the digestive tract/gastrointestinal tract includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach and small and large intestine. If the liver, gallbladder and pancreas are included, it is called the digestive system.
With our model of the entire digestive system at hand, all its organs (and the spleen) can be studied. Openings into the intestinal lumen (where food passes) ensure that you can also study the mucous membrane with folds and other things in e.g. stomach and rectum.
There are 2 tooth models in the selection. One is a bite/tooth model which is enlarged. On the dental model, you can see the overall structures such as the tongue, teeth and upper and lower jaw. The second model is a collection of different teeth that have been enlarged. With these tooth models in hand, you can study structures such as the tooth crown, tooth neck and tooth root.
With our model of the esophagus/oesophagus in hand, one can study its passage through the diaphragm, the closing function (the lower esophageal sphincter) and the many diseases seen on the model. In the selection we also have 2 models of the stomach (ventriculus) with and without diseases. The model of the stomach without diseases is very detailed and shows its relationship to the duodenum and pancreas.
With one of our 2 liver models in hand, you can also study the gallbladder (vesica biliaris, vesica fellea) and bile ducts, because these tissues are seen on both liver models. You can also see the right and left lobes (lobus hepatis dexter and sinister), blood vessels such as v. portae (the portal vein) and much more.
Our 2 models of the colon show respectively the entire large intestine (intestinum crassum) and rectum (rectum) in isolation. Both models show diseases, but can also be used to study internal folds in the mucosa as well as other characteristics. The model of the entire large intestine shows both the caecum (the actual appendix), the appendix vermiformis (the worm-shaped appendix/cecum), the colon and the rectum with the canalis analis.
Clinically speaking, a model of the digestive system/alimentary canal/gastrointestinal tract or just a single organ from this can be used to understand diseases and disorders. These can be, for example, caries and periodontitis, reflux and ulcers in the oesophagus, oesophageal varices, diaphragmatic hernia, inflammation of the stomach, peptic ulcer, stones in the gallbladder and bile ducts, inflammation of the gallbladder, pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, chronic inflammatory diseases (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease), colon cancer, diverticulosis, polyps, hemorrhoids, fistulas and fissures.
Furthermore, the models can be used to understand examinations such as ultrasound examination and MRCP as well as treatment such as cholecystectomy.
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