Three-dimensional printing for perioperative planning of complex aortic arch surgery

Schmauss, Daniel; Juchem, Gerd; Weber, Stefan; Gerber, Nicolas; Hagl, Christian; Sodian, Ralf (2014). Three-dimensional printing for perioperative planning of complex aortic arch surgery. Annals of thoracic surgery, 97(6), pp. 2160-2163. Elsevier 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.02.011

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Purpose In this study, we show the use of three-dimensional printing models for preoperative planning of surgery for patients with complex aortic arch anomalies. Description A 70-year-old man with an extensively arteriosclerotic aneurysm reaching from the ascending aorta to the descending aorta was referred to our center for complete aortic arch replacement. We visualized and reconstructed computed tomography data of the patient and fabricated a flexible three-dimensional model of the aortic arch including the aneurysm. Evaluation This model was very helpful for the preoperative decision making and planning of the frozen elephant trunk procedure owing to the exact and lifelike illustration of the native aortic arch. Conclusions Three-dimensional models are helpful in preoperative planning and postoperative evaluation of frozen elephant trunk procedures in patients with complex aortic anatomy.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research > ARTORG Center - Image Guided Therapy > ARTORG Center - Artificial Hearing Research
10 Strategic Research Centers > ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research > ARTORG Center - Image Guided Therapy

UniBE Contributor:

Weber, Stefan and Gerber, Nicolas

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
600 Technology > 620 Engineering
600 Technology > 670 Manufacturing

ISSN:

0003-4975

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Lars Marius Schwalbe

Date Deposited:

29 Apr 2015 12:12

Last Modified:

10 Jan 2017 14:56

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.02.011

PubMed ID:

24882292

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.67482

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/67482

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