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Contribution of 3D printing to mandibular reconstruction after cancer

Dupret-Bories, Agnes and Vergez, Sebastien and Meresse, Thomas and Brouillet, Fabien and Bertrand, Ghislaine Contribution of 3D printing to mandibular reconstruction after cancer. (2018) European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases, 135 (2). 133-136. ISSN 1879-7296

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anorl.2017.09.007


Three-dimensional (3D) printing is booming in the medical field. This technology increases the possibilities of personalized treatment for patients, while lowering manufacturing costs. To facilitate mandibular reconstruction with fibula free flap, some companies propose cutting guides obtained by CT-guided moulding. However, these guides are prohibitively expensive (€2,000 to €6,000). Based on a partnership with the CNRS, engineering students and a biomedical company, the authors have developed cutting guides and 3D-printed mandible templates, deliverable in 7days and at a lower cost. The novelty of this project is the speed of product development at a significantly lower price. In this technical note, the authors describe the logistic chain of production of mandible templates and cutting guides, as well as the results obtained. The goal is to allow access to this technology to all patients in the near future.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-02338495
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse - CHU Toulouse (FRANCE)
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