Operative simulation of anterior clinoidectomy using a rapid prototyping model molded by a three-dimensional printer

Operative simulation of anterior clinoidectomy using a rapid prototyping model molded by a... Background As the anatomical three-dimensional (3D) posi- using a 3D printer, showed favorable anatomical reproducibil- tional relationship around the anterior clinoid process (ACP) ity, including reproduction of the intraosseous region. In ad- is complex, experience of many surgeries is necessary to un- dition, it was concluded that this RP model is useful as a derstand anterior clinoidectomy (AC). We prepared a 3D syn- surgical education tool for drilling. thetic image from computed tomographic angiography (CTA) . . and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data and a rapid Key word 3D printer Operative simulation Rapid . . prototyping (RP) model from the imaging data using a 3D prototyping model Anterior clinoidectomy Surgical training printer. The objective of this study was to evaluate anatomical reproduction of the 3D synthetic image and intraosseous re- gion after AC in the RP model. In addition, the usefulness of Introduction the RP model for operative simulation was investigated. Methods The subjects were 51 patients who were examined The anterior clinoid process (ACP) is surrounded by the inter- by CTA and MRI before surgery. The size of the ACP, thick- nal carotid artery (IC), superior orbital fissure (SOF), optic ness and length of the optic nerve and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Acta Neurochirurgica Springer Journals

Operative simulation of anterior clinoidectomy using a rapid prototyping model molded by a three-dimensional printer

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Publisher
Springer Vienna
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag Wien
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Neurosurgery; Interventional Radiology; Neuroradiology; Neurology; Surgical Orthopedics; Minimally Invasive Surgery
ISSN
0001-6268
eISSN
0942-0940
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00701-017-3202-4
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