Journal of Medical Innovation and Technology, vol.1, no.2, pp.35-39, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
Three dimensional printers which are among the popular innovations of today are used increasingly
more in medical field as in every field of life and they make the surgical operation easier. When customizable
materials are combined with technology, we have successful results and fewer complications. The objective of
our study was to demonstrate the advantages provided by three dimensional modeling methods in
neurosurgery practice for both the surgeon and the patient. We reached the conclusion that 3D printing
techniques were the practically and anatomically correct methods for the production of patient-specific
models for surgical planning, simulation and training, tissue engineering implants and the secondary devices.
Thus, the progress of this technology may contribute to the progress of neurosurgery field in several aspects.