Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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