Three-dimensional printed models in multidisciplinary planning of complex tracheal reconstruction

Karthik Balakrishnan, Shelagh Cofer, Jane M. Matsumoto, Joseph A. Dearani, R. Paul Boesch

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Abstract

Three-dimensional printed models are increasingly used in medicine and surgery, but applications of these models in the planning of operative procedures is not well described. In particular, their benefits have not been documented in complex, multiservice, high-risk operations. We describe five cases of complex pediatric tracheal reconstruction for which three-dimensional models had specific benefits in planning as well as in education of trainees, operating room staff, and patient families. We also describe our method for producing models so that others can adopt the technology if desired. Laryngoscope, 127:967–970, 2017.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)967-970
Number of pages4
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume127
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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