November 4, 2013

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November 4, 2013

WASHINGTON — Nizar Zein, MD, of the gastroenterology and hepatology department at the Cleveland Clinic reports during The Liver Meeting that use of 3-D printers to generate highly accurate representations of individual livers may allow better preoperative planning.

The new method of viewing the organ also could avert unnecessary surgery in patients with potentially unsuitable anatomy and decrease complications related to surgery, he said.

Disclosure: Zein reports no relevant financial disclosures.

For more information:

Zein N. #1180: 3-Dimensional (3D) Print of Liver for Preoperative Planning in Live Donor Liver Transplantation. Presented at: The Liver Meeting 2013; Nov. 1-5, Washington.

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