Three-Dimensional Printing as an Interdisciplinary Communication Tool: Preparing for Removal of a Giant Renal Tumor and Atrium Neoplastic Mass

Authors

  • Adam Golab Department and Clinic of Urology and Urological Oncology, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin
  • Marcin Slojewski Department and Clinic of Urology and Urological Oncology, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin
  • Miroslaw Brykczynski Department of Cardiac Surgery, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin
  • Magdalena Lukowiak Department of Medical Physics, West Pomeranian Oncology Centre, Szczecin
  • Marek Boehlke Department of Medical Physics, West Pomeranian Oncology Centre, Szczecin
  • Daniel Matias Electrical Department of Systems, Signals and Electronics Engineering, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin
  • Tomasz Smektala Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1500

Abstract

Three-dimensional (3D) printing involves preparing 3D objects from a digital model. These models can be used to plan and practice surgery. We used 3D printing to plan for a rare complicated surgery involving the removal of a renal tumor and neoplastic mass, which reached the heart atrium. A printed kidney model was an essential element of communication for physicians with different specializations.

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Published

2016-08-22

How to Cite

Golab, A., Slojewski, M., Brykczynski, M., Lukowiak, M., Boehlke, M., Matias, D., & Smektala, T. (2016). Three-Dimensional Printing as an Interdisciplinary Communication Tool: Preparing for Removal of a Giant Renal Tumor and Atrium Neoplastic Mass. The Heart Surgery Forum, 19(4), E185-E186. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1500

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