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dc.contributor.authorColes-Black, Jasamine-
dc.contributor.authorBolton, Damien M-
dc.contributor.authorRobinson, Domenic-
dc.contributor.authorChuen, Jason-
dc.identifier.citationANZ Journal of Surgery 2021; 91(9): 1673-1681en
dc.description.abstract3D printed (3DP) abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) phantoms are emerging in the literature as an adjunct for the visualization of complex anatomy, particularly for presurgical device selection and simulation. This is the first systematic review to provide a comprehensive overview of 3DP for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) planning and intervention, evaluating the readiness of current levels of technology for mainstream implementation. A systematic literature search of PubMed and MEDLINE was performed as per PRISMA guidelines using the terms '3D Printing', 'AAA' OR 'EVAR' and related index terms, and further relevant articles were appraised via a snowballing approach. Our last search was conducted on 14 November 2020. Twenty-five articles were identified for critical analysis, with 14 cases or technical reports. Nineteen publications utilized 3DP AAA phantoms to aid presurgical decision making, device selection and design. Four publications explored the utility of 3DP phantoms as EVAR trainers, and one publication examined the technology as a tool for patient education. Flexible, transparent phantoms were deemed most useful; however, the cost and availability of higher end machines limited accessibility. 3DP phantoms have been used in EVAR to facilitate visualization of complex patient anatomy, appropriate device selection, in predicting navigational difficulties and the shape and position of endograft after deployment. These phantoms show promise in reducing known complications such as endoleak, stent graft occlusion and migration; however, larger scale prospective studies are required to validate its impacts on patient outcomes and cost savings to the healthcare system.en
dc.subject3D printingen
dc.subjectabdominal aortic aneurysmen
dc.subjectendovascular aneurysm repairen
dc.subjectfenestrated endovascular aneurysm repairen
dc.subjectphysician-modified stent graften
dc.subjectvascular surgeryen
dc.titleUtility of 3D printed abdominal aortic aneurysm phantoms: a systematic review.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journaltitleANZ Journal of Surgeryen
dc.identifier.affiliationSurgery (University of Melbourne)en
dc.identifier.affiliationDepartment of Surgery, St Vincent's Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australiaen
dc.identifier.pubmedid33825293-, Damien M
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item.openairetypeJournal Article-
item.grantfulltextnone- Surgery- Medical Printing Laboratory- (University of Melbourne)- Surgery- Medical Printing Laboratory-
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