Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2018 , Vol 28 , Num 3
3-Dimensional Printing and Printing Methods in Neurosurgery
İsmail KAYA1,Hasan Emre AYDIN1,İlker Deniz CINGÖZ2
1Kütahya Sağlık Bilimleri Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Beyin ve Sinir Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Kütahya, Türkiye
2Alsancak Devlet Hastanesi, Beyin ve Sinir Cerrahisi Kliniği, İzmir, Türkiye
Three-dimensional printers, which are among the popular innovations of today, are being used increasingly more commonly in the medical area as in every field of life and they make the surgical operation easier. When customizable materials are combined with technology, we are able to achieve successful results with fewer complications. In our study, we aimed to show the benefits of 3D modeling in neurosurgery practice for the surgeon and the patient. We conclude that 3D printing techniques are practical and anatomically accurate methods of producing patient-specific models for surgical planning, simulation and training, in addition to tissue-engineered implants and secondary devices. Expansion of this technology may, therefore, contribute to advancing the neurosurgical field from several standpoints. Anahtar Kelimeler : Neurosurgery, Surgical planning, Surgical simulation, Three-dimensional printing