3D printing aids surgeons in treating hydrocephalus in young child

Written by Georgi Makin

A team of surgeons at le centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine (CHU Sainte-Justine; QC, Canada) has utilized 3D printing to aid preparation for complex surgical procedures associated with relieving a 2 year old child of hydrocephalus. Surgeons at le centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine (CHU Sainte-Justine; QC, Canada) have reportedly adopted 3D modeling and printing technologies to remodel and construct a young child’s skull, after having presented with extreme hydrocephalus. The child had to undergo two procedures, including a complete reconstruction of the cranial box, struggled to sit and behave normally due to the volume and weight of their head, and further...

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