The Walk-In Intestine Models

Three different models show the intestine and existing illnesses.

The Small Intestine Model (DK)

The walk-in intestine model (DK) exhibits how intestine cancer develops in which stages. They can be “paced out” in the model: one feature of the display represents mucosal polyps, so-called adenoma, which are localised mostly by examining the mucosa of the large intestine. Another feature pictures already distinctive adenoma, mushroom-like misshaping, which have entered the intestinal cavity to the point of a tumour (potentially) perforating. This stage can be observed at the end of the model.

The Large Intestine Model (DG)

The walk-in intestine model (DG) exemplifies how healthy intestine cells proliferate into mucosal polyps. As in the “small” intestine model (DK), visitors can identify these at the model entrance. Once the cells grow uncontrollably, initially benign polyps mutate into malign cancer, i.e. affected cells become invasive and proliferate beyond their “natural” size. The tumour destroys the intestinal wall as well as its adjacent tissue, which is displayed at the end of the model.

Intestine Model D-3M with Polypectomy Snare

The walk-in intestine model D-3M snare consists of three modules. Walking through the organ, you can observe the different stages of an intestinal illness, starting with mucosal polyps and adenoma up to cobblestone pattern, which indicates Morbus Chron. In addition, the model depicts how intestinal polyps, possible precancerous conditions, are removed with a little snare during a colonoscopy.