separating conjoined twins

3D printing and model helped to separate conjoined twins Safa and Marwa

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3D printing and model helped to separate conjoined twins Safa and Marwa.
According to Great Ormond Street Hospital and Charity, After consultation with their doctors in Pakistan, Great Ormond Street Hospital welcomed them to Bumblebee Ward in autumn 2018 and set about a four-month four-stage separation process involving multiple specialties across the hospital – from craniofacial, neurology and psychology experts, to nurses, radiologists, and physiotherapists”.

 

 

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Separating conjoined twins

Conjoined Twins Separated with Help of 3D Printing

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Surgeons from China take help of 3D Printed Models for Separating Conjoined Twins

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Surgeons from China take help of 3D Printed Models for Separating Conjoined Twins


For the first time, surgeons in China used 3D printing technology to help with surgery for separating conjoined twins.  Surgeons at Fudan University Children Hospital in Shanghai used 3D printing models to help understand the anatomical structure of the body of three-month-old conjoined twin girls.  The doctors sent data gathered using CT and MRI scans of the conjoined twins to a 3D printing company.  The 3D printing company built 3D models of the body parts of the conjoined twins. The 3D model gave the surgeons a better idea of the anatomical structure of the body of the conjoined twins and helped the surgeons plan the surgery.  Doctors performed successful surgery and separated the conjoined twins.

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-33077985

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11666187/Doctors-separate-conjoined-twins-with-help-of-3D-printer.html