Geometric and mechanical evaluation of 3D-printing materials for skull base anatomical education and endoscopic surgery simulation – A first step to create reliable customized simulators.

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Favier, Valentin; Zemiti, Nabil; Caravaca Mora, Oscar; Subsol, Gérard; Captier, Guillaume; Lebrun, Renaud; Crampette, Louis; Mondain, Michel; Gilles, Benjamin;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 12,issue 12 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Subject: Research Article | Diagnostic Medicine | Anatomy | Endoscopic Surgery | Engineering and technology | Diagnostic Radiology | [SPI]Engineering Sciences [physics] | 3D printing | Radiology and Imaging | Trauma Medicine | Skeleton | Tomography | Bone Fracture | Skull | Electronics engineering | [ SDV.IB ] Life Sciences [q-bio]/Bioengineering | Biology and Life Sciences | Surgical and Invasive Medical Procedures | Neuroscience | Research and Analysis Methods | Musculoskeletal System | Bone Imaging | Endoscopy | Medicine | Traumatic Injury | Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Techniques | Critical Care and Emergency Medicine | Endoscopic Plastic Surgery | Neuroimaging | [SDV.IB]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Bioengineering | Q | R | Imaging Techniques | Computed Axial Tomography | Science | Medicine and Health Sciences | [ SPI ] Engineering Sciences [physics]

Introduction Endoscopic skull base surgery allows minimal invasive therapy through the nostrils to treat infectious or tumorous diseases. Surgical and anatomical education in this field is limited by the lack of validated training models in terms of geometric and mechan... View more
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