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21 February 2019

3D printing helps the doctor father’s kidney transplant to the age of two young children

3D printing helps the doctor father’s kidney transplant to the age of two young children

From Northern Ireland’s two year old Lucy Boucher was an infant when the girl was found to be suffering from heart failure, doomed all her life to suffering from kidney failure and had to therapy three times a week until Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust doctors told her family, if kidney transplantation to Lucy of Lucy’s father, Chris, there is a certain success rate.u=3875421590,2399827180&fm=21&gp=0
In other words, this operation needs a kidney transplantation in adults aged 35 to young children over the age of two, difficulty can be imagined. Fortunately for Home Desktop 3D Printer help, the surgery was successfully completed in November last year. 3D printing enables the doctor to fully understand and visualize their ongoing operations. Lucy’s success marked 3D printing was first used to help an adult kidney transplant to children.
In preparation for surgery, doctors Chris kidney and Lucy a CT and MRI scans of the abdomen, and then 3D printed models to ensure that doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital were able to accurately plan the operation, and even use them for exercise before surgery. 3D printing network in China to know, in addition to helping plan the u=2803549058,377876418&fm=21&gp=0operation, father kidney and abdomen model can also help doctors explain to their family operation process in detail. “When you see my 3D printed model of the kidney, my first reaction was surprise in its large, I would like to know how it can be integrated into Lucy’s body. “Father Chris explains:” see her abdomen model and the kidney was implanted into her way only after the whole surgical process. It helped to alleviate my concerns. When he saw the surgeon prior to surgery so thorough preoperative planning, I am also very pleased and relieved. ”u=3656600765,347916242&fm=21&gp=0
It is understood that the father and daughter both recovered after the surgery is very good. Lucy’s mother Ciara Boucher added: “taking into account the possible risks of complications, the most amazingly everything went smoothly–this is a crucial aid organ transplant has changed the life of Lucy. ”