Category Archives: Clinical Cases

The patient-specific anatomical model is a 3D printed reconstruction in deformable material of the left atrium with a “chicken wing” appendage. The model has been useful to properly plan and simulate trans-catheter closure feasibility.

Surgical Procedure: Atrial appendage closure

Clinical Specialty: Cardiology

3D Printer: Objet 260 Connex 3 (Stratasys®)

Technology: Material Jetting

Material: TangoPlus

The patient-specific model represents the pancreatic-duodenal tract with its arterial and venous vessels. The model was useful for the surgical planning of an intervention of total mesocolic excision in right hemicolectomy. The vessels’ structure and morphology which characterizes the pancreatic-duodenal tract is particularly complex, thus the 3D printed model has allowed a better and easier visualization.

 

Surgical Procedure: Total mesocolic excision in right hemicolectomy

Clinical Specialty: Abdominal Surgery

3D Printer: Objet 260 Connex 3 (Stratasys®)

Technology: Material Jetting

Material: VeroCyano, VeroMagenta

Patient-specific model of a spinal column with an evident scoliosis. The 3D printed model has been useful to evaluate the pathological curvature of the spine and to plan the surgical treatment involving modeling and placement of metal bars to straighten the spinal column. Following this approach, the surgeon has been able to properly model and evaluate the location of the bars directly on the 3D printed model avoiding longtime surgery, reducing patient’s hospitalization and costs.

 

Surgical Procedure: Metal bars placement for scoliosis correction

Clinical Specialty: Orthopedics

3D Printer: ProJet 460 Plus (3DSYSTEMS®)

Technology: Binder Jetting

Material: Plaster (Monochromatic)

The patient-specific model is a 3D printed reconstruction of an aneurysm of the abdominal aorta. The model has been useful for the pre-operative evaluation of the aneurysm (shape, dimension and location) and for the surgical planning of aneurysm resection and endo-prosthesis selection and placement. The model is printed in transparent photopolymer resin to allow the surgeon to better appreciate the morphology of patient’s vascular anatomy and anomalies and to visualize the positioning of the selected endo-prosthesis.

 

Surgical Procedure: Endo-prosthesis placement for abdominal aortic aneurysm

Clinical Specialty: Vascular Surgery

3D Printer: FORM2 Desktop SLA

Technology: Stereolithography (SLA)

Material: Transparent Photopolymer

The 3D printed model includes the pelvic bone structure (white) the tumor (black and purple) and the surrounding venous (blue) and arterial (red) vessels.
This patient-specific model has been used to properly plan the surgical resection of the pelvic tumor allowing the surgeon to better appreciate the mass’ morphology, localization and vascularization.

Surgical Procedure: Pelvic tumor resection

Clinical Specialty: Orthopedics

3D Printer: ProJet 460 Plus (3DSYSTEMS®)

Technology: Binder Jetting

Material: Plaster (Multichromatic)