Three-dimensional printing as an aid to airway evaluation after tracheotomy in a patient with laryngeal carcinoma

BACKGROUND Difficult airway may result in significant morbidity and mortality. Proficient airway evaluation, therefore, is one of the key elements in the safe conduct of anesthesia. A three-dimensional (3D) printing model was recently introduced for medical application. 3D printing is a fast, convenient, and relatively affordable technique. We present a… CONTINUE READING