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Aided by 3D Printed Model, Mumbai Docs Remove Kidney Tumor

by • April 14, 2016 • No Comments

  • 3D printing has, in a few ways, had its largest, yet simplest effects in the field of medicine through the development of 3D printed medical versions. By translating existing medical data, of CT and MRI scans, into 3D printed versions, doctors of the world have been able-bodied to prepare for hard surgeries like never preceding. The anecdotal evidence as amounted to such an extent that one US startup, 3D Ops, is conducting a full-scale clinical trial to see the innovation implemented at a larger scale. Meanwhile, these stories go on to cover the globe. The latest comes of India, where medical 3D printing firm Anatomiz3D Healthcare has aided two Mumbai doctors in the good resultsful removal of a tumor of a 53-year-old patient.


    A 53-year-old man in India was diagnosed with a 6-cm tumor on the upper portion of his left kidney. Determining that the tumor should be removed, the medical team turned to 3D printing to aid them in the surgery. On 11th March, surgeon Dr. Percy Jal Chibbar and radiologist Dr. Shrinivas B. Desai,both of Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai, India, converted a patient’s CT scan into a 3D version via FDA-approved Materialise software. The version was and so qualified preceding being 3D printed by Anatomiz3D Healthcare, the healthcare division of Sahas Softech LLP, previously covered on 3DPI. The version was 3D printed with various colors to represent the various parts of the kidney’s anatomy – that include the vein, artery, ureter, tumor, and other areas – all in a single create.

    Upon receiving the version on March 14, the medical team performed a Robot Assisted Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy on March 22. Aided by the clarity of their version, just half of the kidney needed to be removed, leaving the other half intact. Dr Chibber, who conducted the surgery, said of the version’s utility, “The technical considerations in such cases are: 1. Gauging the exact of depth of the tumour inside the parenchyma of the kidney, and 2. Details of vascular donate of the tumour. The 3D version, gave me an accurate assessment of the depth to that the weight was situated inside the kidney. This may be greatly aided by intracavitary drop-in ultrasound.

    The surgery was deemed a good results, with the patient now in recovery. Ms. Firoza Kothari, Co-founder of Anatomiz3D Healthcare, concludes, “We strongly believe that 3D Printing provides medical teams with an introduced advantage along with existing 2D Technologies, and greatly helps in shaping the surgical planning procedure by providing a various perspective.”

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