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

  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},
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3D Printed Chest Wall: A Tool for Advanced Microsurgical Training Simulating Depth and Limited View

A three-dimensional (3D) printed chest wall is developed as an addition to the current chicken thigh model, which reliably mimics the complexity of the anastomosis performed during DIEP breast reconstruction.

Applications of 3D printing in breast cancer management

The current applications of 3D printing in breast cancer management are reviewed and the potential impact on future practices is discussed.

The Use of a 3D Simulator Software and 3D Printed Biomodels to Aid Autologous Breast Reconstruction

This study presents a novel use of an aesthetic surgery simulator software as an affordable alternative to obtaining 3D breast images and creating 3D printed biomodels to aid in the precise shaping of the flap.

The utility of three-dimensional models in complex microsurgical reconstruction

Use of 3D print model improves accuracy of preoperative planning and reduces flap harvest time with similar postoperative complications in complex microsurgical reconstruction.

Application of Three-Dimensional Printed Vascular Modeling as a Perioperative Guide to Perforator Mapping and Pedicle Dissection during Abdominal Flap Harvest for Breast Reconstruction.

The results of this study support the accuracy of 3DVM for identifying DIEA topography and perforator location and application of this technology may translate to enhanced operative efficiency and fewer perfusion-related complications for patients undergoing abdominal free flap breast reconstruction.

Potential of Intraoperative 3D Photography and 3D Visualization in Breast Reconstruction

It is demonstrated that 3D photographs can be collected intraoperatively within acceptable time limits, and quantitative measurements can be computed timely to be utilized within the same procedure.

Autologe Brustrekonstruktion und lymphorekonstruktive Chirurgie nach Mastektomie bei Mammakarzinom-assoziiertem LymphödemAutologe Brustrekonstruktion in Kombination mit lymphorekonstruktiver ChirurgieCombined Surgical Treatment of Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema and Autologous Breast Reconstruc

  • C. Hirche
  • Handchirurgie · Mikrochirurgie · Plastische Chirurgie
  • 2022
Das Lymphödem der oberen Extremität nach Mammakarzinom führt unbehandelt durch chronisch-progredienten Gewebeumbau zu signifikanten Einschränkungen von Lebensqualität und Funktion, und kann mit

DIEP Flap Preoperative Planning Using Virtual Reality Based on CT Angiography

DIEP Flap Preoperative Planning Using Virtual Reality Based on CT Angiography for Flap Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2022;10:e4209; published online 28 March 2022.



Emerging Applications of Bedside 3D Printing in Plastic Surgery

The potential of 3D printing to become an essential office-based tool in plastic surgery to assist in preoperative planning, developing intraoperative guidance tools, teaching patients and surgical trainees, and producing patient-specific prosthetics in everyday surgical practice is discussed.

A low-cost surgical application of additive fabrication.

  • R. Watson
  • Medicine
    Journal of surgical education
  • 2014

Three-Dimensional Printing in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: A Systematic Review

The 3D printing provides the ability to construct complex individualized implants that not only improve patient outcomes but also increase economic feasibility, and the technology offers a potential level of accessibility that is paramount for remote and resource-limited locations where health care is most often limited.

DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction in Patients with Breast Ptosis: 2-Stage Reconstruction Using 3-Dimensional Surface Imaging and a Printed Mold

The use of 3D imaging and printing technologies in deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction may allow even inexperienced surgeons to achieve reconstruction of symmetrical, non-ptotic breasts with ease and in a short time.

Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap for Breast Reconstruction

This technique has all of the advantages of the free transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap with decreased possibility of ventral hernia or muscle weakness.

Raising Perforator Flaps for Breast Reconstruction: The Intramuscular Anatomy of the Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery

A significant transverse distance was shown to be traversed by perforators, confirming the need for division of rectus abdominis fibers during operation and helping explain the clinical findings of abdominal wall morbidity following perforator flaps.

Clinical Application of Three-Dimensional Printing Technology in Craniofacial Plastic Surgery

To investigate the current status of 3D printing technology and its clinical application, a systematic review of the literature was conducted and the benefits and possibilities of the clinical application of3D printing in craniofacial surgery are reviewed.

Enhanced Preoperative Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery Perforator Flap Planning with a 3D-Printed Perforasome Template: Technique and Case Report

A 3D-printed template that can be used preoperatively to mark out a patient’s individualized perforasome for flap planning in DIEP flap surgery is described, in a case of a 46-year-old woman undergoing immediate unilateral breast reconstruction with aDIEP flap.

Preoperative identification of perforator vessels by combining MDCT, doppler flowmetry, and ICG fluorescent angiography

The experience on the use of combining multidetector‐row computed tomography (MDCT), Doppler flowmetry, and indocyanine green (ICG) fluorescent angiography to identify perforator vessels of flaps for reconstruction is presented.