Significance of solid modelling of the skull using laser-curable resin in simulation surgery

M. Kobayashi, T. Fujino, H. Nakajima, H. Chiyokura

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Life-sized three dimensional (3-D) models of the human skull were produced in detail, based on data from computed tomography (CT) scans, and crafted in laser-curable resin, using a digitally-controlled laser scanner. These models allowed preoperative assessment and actual simulation surgery using the appropriate instrumentation. The advantages of this approach and examples of applications are also discussed. This approach is reported in one case of craniofacial deformity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-50
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Plastic Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Jan 1



  • Computed tomography
  • Computer modelling
  • Computer simulation
  • Simulation surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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