3D printing: Baby’s life saved after surgeons use skull model to ‘visualise’ missing skull


A baby girl born without part of her skull has had lifesaving ‘innovative’ surgery that involved 3D printing technology.

The youngster, from Rzeszow in Poland, has a congenital defect that meant around a fifth of her skull did not form properly at the back of her head. 

It was missed during pregnancy scans and only noticed by doctors when she was born in February.

The missing occipital bone left her brain exposed at the back which, if left untreated, would have left her susceptible to…



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