Sunday 25 September 2022

3D printed jaw, a life changer for Saudi cancer patient

RIYADH, 3 days ago

The face and jaw surgery team at Buraidah's General Hospital (central Saudi Arabia) managed on Tuesday, (September 20) to end the suffering of an 18-year-old patient from a cancerous tumour in his lower jaw.
The Qassim Health cluster confirmed that the patient was transferred to the hospital's maxillofacial department suffering from a tumour in the lower left jaw for three years, said a statement. 
A quick decision was taken to operate on the patient and remove the affected jawbone, which was replaced by using his own leg fragment aided by 3D-printed missing parts. The operation, which ran for 15 hours, was successful and the patient is currently recovering at the hospital,it said. - TradeArabia News Service


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