3D printing might have seemed ephemeral and not very useful at first, but now that the first human organs are being printed and used, things have changed.
“It's hard, but we'll make it. Yes, we will save her, this little one »; so he spoke a few days ago Bruno Murzi, head of pediatric cardiac surgery of OPA, before entering the operating room. And so it was possible to save a three-year-old girl born with heterotaxic syndrome, that is an abnormal positioning of the various parts of the heart: the organ was in the center of the chest, the veins all "mixed", and the atrium was only one .
And so, thanks to 3D printing, his little heart was reproduced by the Cnr of Pisa identical: same size, same anomalies. Murzi continues: «We hoped for the success of the operation because it was really feasible». Thanks to this 3D heart, the experts were able to trace the most appropriate technique to make the final operation, the real one, on the child possible and safe. Very successful operation!