Initial Experience Using 3-Dimensional Printed Models for Head and Neck Reconstruction in Haiti

Swar Vimawala, Terry Gao, Jared Goldfarb, Dominick Gadaleta, Bon Ku, Patrick Jean-Gilles, Adam Luginbuhl, Robert Pugliese, Donald Weed, Joseph M. Curry

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

This report describes the first use of a novel workflow for in-house computer-aided design (CAD) for application in a resource-limited surgical outreach setting. Preoperative computed tomography imaging obtained locally in Haiti was used to produce rapid-prototyped 3-dimensional (3D) mandibular models for 2 patients with large ameloblastomas. Models were used for patient consent, surgical education, and surgical planning. Computer-aided design and 3D models have the potential to significantly aid the process of complex surgery in the outreach setting by aiding in surgical consent and education, in addition to expected surgical applications of improved anatomic reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalEar, Nose and Throat Journal
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • 3D printing
  • mandibular reconstruction
  • rapid prototyping
  • resource-limited country
  • stereolithography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Initial Experience Using 3-Dimensional Printed Models for Head and Neck Reconstruction in Haiti'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Vimawala, S., Gao, T., Goldfarb, J., Gadaleta, D., Ku, B., Jean-Gilles, P., Luginbuhl, A., Pugliese, R., Weed, D., & Curry, J. M. (Accepted/In press). Initial Experience Using 3-Dimensional Printed Models for Head and Neck Reconstruction in Haiti. Ear, Nose and Throat Journal. https://doi.org/10.1177/0145561320938920