Home > Journals > Journal of Radiological Review > Past Issues > Journal of Radiological Review 2021 March;8(1) > Journal of Radiological Review 2021 March;8(1):1-3

CURRENT ISSUE
 

JOURNAL TOOLS

eTOC
To subscribe
Recommend to your librarian
 

ARTICLE TOOLS

Publication history
Reprints
Permissions
Cite this article as
Share

 

SHORT COMMUNICATION   

Journal of Radiological Review 2021 March;8(1):1-3

DOI: 10.23736/S2723-9284.20.00093-7

Copyright © 2020 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Impact of computerized tomography scan and three-dimensional printing model for surgical procedure in complex congenital heart disease

Elio CARUSO 1, Silvia FARRUGGIO 1, Aurelio SECINARO 2, Salvatore AGATI 1 , Davide CALVARUSO 1, Corrado DI MAMBRO 1, Luca BORRO 2, Antonio CELONA 3, David F. PETRUCCELLI 1, Placido ROMEO 3

1 Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Bambino Gesù Mediterranean Pediatric Cardiology Center, San Vincenzo Hospital, Taormina, Messina, Italy; 2 Unit of Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging, Department of Imaging, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, Rome, Italy; 3 Department of Radiology, San Vincenzo Hospital, Taormina, Messina, Italy



Three-dimensional (3D) printing anatomical models of complex heart diseases are precious for preoperative planning, anatomical relationships and intraoperative guidance. Pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect (PA-VSD) and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries (MAPCAs) is one of the most challenging surgical conditions to manage because of the timing and the technical complexity of the surgery. This complex congenital heart disease has still a poor prognosis, generally less than 50% survival at 2 years. We describe the impact of computerized tomography scan and 3D printing model for decision making in surgical procedure strategy in a newborn with PA-VSD and MAPCAs, underwent to palliative surgery.


KEY WORDS: Pulmonary atresia; Arteries; Printing, three-dimensional

top of page