This report describes the first use of a novel workflow for in-house computer-aided design (CAD) for application in a resource-limited surgical outreach setting. Preoperative computed tomography imaging obtained locally in Haiti was used to produce rapid-prototyped 3-dimensional (3D) mandibular models for 2 patients with large ameloblastomas. Models were used for patient consent, surgical education, and surgical planning. Computer-aided design and 3D models have the potential to significantly aid the process of complex surgery in the outreach setting by aiding in surgical consent and education, in addition to expected surgical applications of improved anatomic reconstruction.
Recommended CitationVimawala, Swar; Gao, Terry; Goldfarb, Jared; Gadaleta, Dominick; Ku, Bon; Jean-Gilles, Patrick; Luginbuhl, Adam; Pugliese, Robert; Weed, Donald; and Curry, Joseph M, "Initial Experience Using 3-Dimensional Printed Models for Head and Neck Reconstruction in Haiti." (2020). Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Faculty Papers. Paper 50.
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