Complex Brain Surgery Made Possible by 3D Printing

It isn’t news that 3D printing is playing a major role in the advancement of medicine and medical treatments around the world. There have been countless stories where the technology literally has saved the lives of dozens of people who previously would probably have been left without any reliable surgical options. It’s the 3D printing of accurate, detailed medical models which are allowing surgical teams to better understand and envision problems that require repairing within the human body. China is one of the countries that seem to be extremely open to experimenting with 3D printing technology within the medical field, and today’s story certainly shows this.

One 50-year-old woman, named Li Yi Mu, recently began suffering from severe headaches that were accompanied by nausea, vomiting and other unpleasant symptoms. Upon being sent to the emergency room, it was discovered that she had multiple large aneurysms in her brain, ranging in size from 7 mm up to 15mm in diameter.

Brain aneurysms, which are also sometimes referred to as cerebral or intracranial aneurysms, are weaknesses in the wall of an artery or vein in the brain which causes those arteries/veins to dilate. This balloon-like effect, which if not treated correctly, could eventually explode, leaving its victim with a severe, and certainly life threatening hemorrhage.Read more

Source: 3dprint.com

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