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Utility of a Super-Flexible Three-Dimensional Printed Heart Model in Congenital Heart Surgery

Friday, July 20, 2018

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Source Name: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery


Takaya Hoashi, Hajime Ichikawa, Tomohiro Nakata, Masatoshi Shimada, Hideto Ozawa, Akihiko Higashida, Kenichi Kurosaki, Suzu Kanzaki, Isao Shiraishi

The authors report on their experience with three-demensional (3D) printed heart models in congenital cardiac surgery, having printed 20 3D models for preoperative simulation within the last three years. All operations were performed by a young consultant surgeon. The authors concluded that 3D printing helped them to understand the pathology and simulate the surgical approach.

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