Moroccan International Teaching Hospital Mohamed VI conducts mandibular surgery with 3D printed titanium prosthesis
The international Teaching Hospital Mohamed VI in the Moroccan city of Bouskoura, near the city of Casablanca, has carried out a mandibular surgery using 3D printed titanium prosthesis, an unprecedented surgery using such a technology.
The surgery took place on September 15 and was carried out by Prof. Kounimba Coulibaly on a female patient suffering from a tumor in the mandibular area.
Coulibaly, a maxilla-facial surgeon, rebuilt the mandibular area of the woman and removed the tumor using 3D printed titanium prosthesis.
The hospital in a statement said the technology allows clinicians to develop a customized surgery and that allowed, in the case of this patient, to keep her facial morphology and her mobility, while reducing the surgical time, the risk of nosocomial infection and promoting a rapid recovery for the patient.
“To do a mandibular reconstruction with a 3D prosthesis, it was necessary to virtually model the skull and jaws of a patient with a tumor in the mandibular region. New medical imaging and 3D modeling techniques allowed for a precise visualization of the mandible and the entire face, which allowed us to clearly delineate the area to be removed and to determine the precise location and measurements of the future replacement prosthesis,” Prof. Kounimba said.
“In the case of the patient treated at our hospital, she regained normal speech and occlusion without any problem of facial asymmetry. The postoperative course was excellent and the patient had no postoperative symptoms,” he added.
The technology further positions the teaching university as a leader in the health sector of the kingdom and to continue contributing to improve the quality, safety and outcomes of surgical care for patients undergoing surgery.
The institution offers to its patients a space of care meeting international standards and a personalized care, based on excellence and the quality of a highly qualified human capital, taking advantage of last technological advances as well at the level of the protocols, of technical services as well as state-of-art equipment meeting international standards which it has.