Computer-Designed Prostheses for Orbitocranial Reconstruction

  • Bryant A. Toth
  • William B. Stewart
  • L. Franklyn Elliott
Conference paper

Abstract

Congenital facial skeletal abnormalities or those following tumor extirpation or trauma can now be precisely defined through reformatting of sequential two-dimensional data into three-dimensional anatomical models. Computer graphics allows the surgeon to visualize bony and soft tissue defects in a three-dimensional fashion on a videc monitor and to plan surgery from reconstructed CT and MRI data. Computer-generated prostheses precisely matching the specific requirements of the deformity can now be fabricated and can be used either as a model for fashioning autogenous bone grafts or as an alloplastic implantable part [1, 2].

Keywords

Mold Milling Methacrylate Meningioma Bital 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bryant A. Toth
    • 1
  • William B. Stewart
    • 1
  • L. Franklyn Elliott
    • 2
  1. 1.San FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.New OrleansUSA

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