The use of 3-Dimensional Biomodel in Planning Paediatric Craniofacial Surgery

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The use of 3-Dimensional Biomodel in Planning Paediatric Craniofacial Surgery

F Hariri, K Kadir, S Nabil, MN Abd Jabar, AR Samsudin, ZAA Rahman, V Waran, D Ganesan: The use of 3-Dimensional Biomodel in Planning Paediatric Craniofacial Surgery. Mal. J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg. 2014; 12: 8–13.

Abstract: Objective: This study aimed to review the usefulness and advantages of the application of 3-dimensional (3D) biomodel in planning for paediatric craniofacial surgery. Methods: This study involved 11 paediatric patients (aged 5 months to 6 years old) presenting with congenital craniofacial abnormalities that had their 3D biomodels fabricated prior to the surgical intervention from 2009 to 2014. Standard craniofacial surgical protocol was practiced in our centre and data from the protocol were used for

this review.
Results: There were 12 biomodels fabricated involving cases of 6 Crouzon syndromes,

1 Apert syndrome, 2 isolated craniosynostosis, 1 Tessier type 4 oro-oculofacial cleft and 1 meningocele. The 3D biomodels fabricated were used for pre-surgical planning, pre- operative surgical procedure simulation to achieve precision, education purpose and communication tools between surgeons and patients’ guardian.

Conclusion: Three-dimensional biomodel can be considered as a useful tool in providing valuable information and assisting complicated paediatric craniofacial surgery.