The 3D-printed anatomical model of a skull with bicoronal craniosynostosis is an exceptional tool used by medical professionals to effectively understand and explain the complexities of craniosynostosis.
DASH segmented this model from CT scans to accurately represent the condition and its effects on the skull, allowing for an in-depth look at the cranial structure and the effects of the condition. This depiction of a seven-month-old infant with bicoronal craniosynostosis is quite rare, since the patient underwent an endoscopic repair before five months of age but the right coronal suture fused after surgery.
Medical professionals use this model in their studies and patient assessments and to help medical students gain a better understanding of craniosynostosis . Additionally, it’s used to help explain the condition to patients and provide visual evidence of the effects of craniosynostosis.
Using 3D-printing technology to replicate the exact shape and structure of the skull, DASH produces the model with a durable and long-lasting material that resists wear and tear. This well-crafted and intricately detailed model is sure to be a valuable addition to any medical professional’s toolkit.
WHAT IS BICORONAL CRANIOSYNOSTOSIS?
Craniosynostosis is a birth defect in which one or more sutures of the baby’s skull fuse too early, limiting or slowing the growth of the brain. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 2,500 babies are born with craniosynostosis in the U.S. The type of craniosynostosis depends on the fused suture(s). Out of the five types of craniosynostosis, coronal is the second most common. You can learn more about bicoronal craniosynostosis here.