3-DIEPrinting: 3D-printed Models to Assist the Intramuscular Dissection in Abdominally Based Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction

@article{Jablonka20193DIEPrinting3M,
  title={3-DIEPrinting: 3D-printed Models to Assist the Intramuscular Dissection in Abdominally Based Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction},
  author={Eric M. Jablonka and Robin T. Wu and Paul A. Mittermiller and Kyle Gifford and Arash Momeni},
  journal={Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open},
  year={2019},
  volume={7}
}
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