Colon Cancer Model for Hemicolectomy

- Mar 14, 2018-

Hospital:  Wuxi No2 People’s Hospital

Case The patient was diagnosed with colon cancer and right hemicolectomy is needed. Doctors held different opinions on the selection of operative route (up-to-down vs medial to lateral dissection sequence). Patients has right colon vascular variations, especially henle trunk variation, which may become a trouble(bleeding) during procedure. How to carefully treat henle trunk and its branches to against the risk of bleeding is very important.

Solution: colon cancer model is 3D printed based on patient’s CT data. It includes ascending colon with cancer, part of adverse colon and abdominal artery & vein. It focuses on displaying anatomical structure of henle trunk. 

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