Utah toddler home for holidays after 3D-printed device helps him breathe

December 23, 2014 5:37 PM

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Utah toddler home for holidays after 3D-printed device helps him breathe

A Utah 2-year-old who spent the first 18 months of his life hooked up to ventilators in an intensive care unit is home for the holidays after doctors used a 3D printer to create a splint for his weakened airways, according to a hospital press release.

Garrett Peterson was born in 2012 with tetralogy of Fallot with absent pulmonary valve, a hole in between the lower chambers of his heart and varying degrees of obstruction from the heart over to the lungs.

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