Three-dimensional printing as a tool in otolaryngology training: a systematic review
G Chen, M Jiang, J Coles-Black, K Mansour, J Chuen, D Amott
The Journal of Laryngology and Otology | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020
OBJECTIVE: Three-dimensional printing is a revolutionary technology that is disrupting the status quo in surgery. It has been rapidly adopted by otolaryngology as a tool in surgical simulation for high-risk, low-frequency procedures. This systematic review comprehensively evaluates the contemporary usage of three-dimensional printed otolaryngology simulators. METHOD: A systematic review of the literature was performed with narrative synthesis. RESULTS: Twenty-two articles were identified for inclusion, describing models that span a range of surgical tasks (temporal bone dissection, airway procedures, functional endoscopic sinus surgery and endoscopic ear surgery). Thirty-six per cent of arti..View full abstract
The authors would like to thank the staff at Austin Health Services Library, Melbourne. This research was made possible by grant funding received from the Harold and Cora Brennen Benevolent Trust.