Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine
Vol 3 No 1 (2021): Trans. AMMM
https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2021.2109505

Medical Phantoms for Planning, Training, and Quality Assurance, ID 505

A 3D printed patient specific artificial outer ear model for use in auricle reconstruction surgery: a clinical feasibility study

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Farnaz Matin (Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Lower Saxony Center for Biomedical Engineering, Implant Research and Development (NIFE), Hanover Medical School, Hanover, Germany), Ziwen Gao (Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Lower Saxony Center for Biomedical Engineering, Implant Research and Development (NIFE), Hanover Medical School, Hanover, Germany), Paul Bronzlik (Department of Neuroradiology, Hanover Medical School, Hanover, Germany), Thomas Lenarz (Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Lower Saxony Center for Biomedical Engineering, Implant Research and Development (NIFE), Hanover Medical School, Hanover, Germany), Verena Scheper (Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Lower Saxony Center for Biomedical Engineering, Implant Research and Development (NIFE), Hanover Medical School, Hanover, Germany)

Abstract

Auricle reconstruction is a routine surgery in the field of Otolaryngology but the design of the reconstruction is based on the clinicians guess of the correct previous anatomy. Using additive manufacturing processes to build a model the surgeon can refer to may be a good substitute for conventional surgery. The quality of the framework replicating the three-dimensional architecture of the ear and precise sculpting of the anatomical structures are necessary in order to reach a desired outcome. In this work we present the workflow to produce an individualized 3D outer ear model for use in auricle reconstruction surgery and report on the clinical application of this model in a particular patient reconstruction surgery.

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Matin, F., Gao, Z., Bronzlik, P., Lenarz, T., & Scheper, V. . (2021). A 3D printed patient specific artificial outer ear model for use in auricle reconstruction surgery: a clinical feasibility study. Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine, 3(1), 505. https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2021.2109505