3D-printed model helps surgeons correct 2-year-old’s rare facial deformity

April 9, 2015 4:46 PM

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3D-printed model helps surgeons correct 2-year-old’s rare facial deformity

Surgeons at Boston Children’s Hospital have reconstructed the face of a 2-year-old with a rare facial deformity by using 3D printing, wric.com reported.

Violet Pietrok was born with frontonasal dysplasia, a condition that causes certain facial features to widen, and that has been documented only 100 times, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In Violet’s case, the nose and space between her eyes were widened, which caused her skull ...

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