Precision Cranial Reconstruction Using Custom 3D-Printed Skull Prosthesis

MUSC neurosurgeon Nathan Rowland, M.D., Ph.D., shares technical details and sample footage of a unique cranial reconstruction case. After a patient sustained multiple skull fractures due to a car accident, the surgical team was forced to remove the frontal portion of the skull to accommodate brain swelling. MUSC’s cranial reconstruction team later used a precisely mapped 3D-printed skull prosthesis to replace the missing portion.


December 23, 2019

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