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3D-printed brain tumour

Shared by tmmramalho on 2015-01-19 22:00

About the solution

In order to better understand the problem and provide better tools to deal with it, Michael Blazer created a 3D model of his wife’s cranium and tumour and uploaded it to Sketchfab, to share it to neurosurgeons from all over the US. One replied positively, willing to help them with their problem. Blazer 3D-printed life-sized models of the cranium and tumour, and sent them the doctor conducting the surgery.
The surgery went well and the 3D model ended up being a very important tool in the whole process, with Pamela having the tumor removed in 2014.

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Pamela Shauvan Scott, from USA, learned she had a tumour, in 2013, after going to a routine check-up because of frequent migraines. Initially, the doctors told her the tumour was not problematic and that she should come back for another check-up in one year. Her husband Michal Blazer and she then decided to send the MRI results to other neurologists, who differed from the initial diagnosis – they said Pamela needed surgery to remove the tumour.

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