Combining Virtual Surgical Planning, Intraoperative Navigation, and 3-Dimensional Printing in Prosthetic-Based Bilateral Microtia Reconstruction

Jason M. Weissler, Michael Sosin, Amir Dorafshar, Juan R Garcia

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Abstract

Reconstructing auricular deformities for bilateral microtia is a demanding challenge especially after failed autologous reconstruction. This case report presents a novel application of virtual surgical planning, computer-assisted design, and intraoperative surgical navigation to preplan and execute placement of custom-tailored silicone auricular prostheses and titanium osseointegrated implants for a bone-anchored hearing aid system in a patient with Treacher Collins syndrome in whom autologous reconstruction had previously failed. Through a collaborative approach between the reconstructive surgeon and anaplastologist, the implementation of advanced digital technologies may offer a superior esthetic and functional outcome to patients with previously failed reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1491-1497
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume75
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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