Use of 3D printing in head and neck surgery
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Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Health Sciences in Katowice, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals, Gliwice
Solveere Sp. z o.o., Ogrodzieniec
Department of Laryngology, Faculty of Medical Sciences in Katowice, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
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Wirginia Likus   

Zakład Anatomii, Katedry Nauk Podstawowych, Wydział Nauk o Zdrowiu w Katowicach, Śląski Uniwersytet Medyczny w Katowicach, ul. Medyków 18, 40-752 Katowice
Ann. Acad. Med. Siles. 2020;74:99-115
Currently, 3D printing in medicine does not comprise only prostheses or implants, but also medical modelling and surgical planning. The future of 3D printing is printing combined with tissue bioengineering (bioprinting). Scaffolds made in 3D technology containing living cells are a step to creating tissues and organs. Three-dimensional printing in surgery is now considered the future of reconstructive and regenerative medicine. Head and neck surgery also benefits from advances in 3D printing. In this article, we will describe some of the possibilities offered by 3D printing in the aspect of education, training, and printed prostheses for the needs of head and neck surgery.
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