DRAGOS OCTAVIAN PALADE, BOGDAN MIHAIL COBZEANU, PETRONELA ZAHARIA, MARIUS DABIJA 3D RECONSTRUCTION ROLE IN SURGICAL TREATMENT OF SINONASAL TUMOURS
Three-dimensional printing has numerous applications and has gained much interest in the medical world. The constantly improving quality of 3D-printing applications has contributed to their increased use on patients. Nowadays, 3D printing is very well integrated in the surgical practice and research. Also, the field of head and neck reconstructive surgery is constantly evolving because of the three-dimensional printing, a technology which can be widely used in a variety of situations such as reconstruction of tissue defects, surgical planning, medical modeling and prosthesis. By using 3D printing into tissue engineering and materials, it may be possible for otolaryngologists to implant 3D printed functional grafts into patients and will also provide a rapid production of personalized patient-specific devices. Advances in 3D printed implants and future tissue-engineered constructs will bring great progress to the field of otorhinolaryngology.
Key words: sinonasal tumors, 3D printing, reconstruction