The book “3D printing in complex vascular disease“, by Prof. Enrico Maria Marone and Prof. Angelo Argenteri, has been published by Edizioni Minerva Medica and it is available at the publisher’s website. The book contains two chapters on 3D printing technologies and materials, written by Prof. Ferdinando Auricchio, Dr. Stefania Marconi and Prof. Michele Conti.
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