Stereolitographics models for secondary craniofacial trauma reconstruction

Craniofacial trauma is frequent in young adults in Uruguay. One of the devastating consequences of this affection is the cranial deformations with its aesthetic and functional sequel. High resolution 3D digital imaging has promoted the development of new surgical alternatives. The Oral and Maxillofacial Department of the Hospital Maciel joint the trauma team at the secondary reconstructive phase of the craniofacial deformities. Stereolitographics models served to design a surgical prosthesis in order to perform a safer and more predictable surgical reconstructive procedure establishing more accurately the boundaries of the anatomic structures. The aim of this presentation is show the results of this reconstructive technique in some patients treated at the Hospital Maciel. The surgical technique and the advantages and complications of this procedure are show.

Conclusions: The use of the stereolitographics models in the craniofacial reconstructive procedures helps in the fabrication of the prosthesis and at the surgical phase.

Conflict of interest: No conflict of interest.

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Jan 27, 2018 | Posted by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery | Comments Off on Stereolitographics models for secondary craniofacial trauma reconstruction
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