Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine
Vol 3 No 1 (2021): Trans. AMMM
https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2021.2109568

Scaffolds, Implants and Drug Delivery Systems, ID 568

Design and manufacturing workflow of a patient specific 3-dimensionally engineered tracheo-bronchial stent

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Markus Königshofer  (Medical University Vienna), Ewald Unger  (Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna, Austria), Martin Stoiber (Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna, Austria), György Lang (Division of Thoracic Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria), Thomas Schweiger  (Division of Thoracic Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria), Francesco Moscato  (Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna, Austria)

Abstract

Collapsing airway pathologies, such as vanishing bronchus syndrome, are routinely treated by airway stent implantation. Off-the-shelf stents are appropriate for the treatment of most patients. However, in some cases, these commercially available stents do not fit the patient's airway anatomy sufficient, resulting in a high risk for dislocation and infection. In this article, we present a process for design and manufacturing of patient-specific tracheobronchial stents that allows treatment of patients in whom standard treatment is not appropriate.

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Königshofer, M., Unger, E., Stoiber, M., Lang, G., Schweiger, T., & Moscato, F. (2021). Design and manufacturing workflow of a patient specific 3-dimensionally engineered tracheo-bronchial stent. Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine, 3(1), 568. https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2021.2109568

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