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3D printing helps child with congenital ear deformity

3D printing helps child with congenital ear deformity

Experts from Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital today announced a successful surgery using a tailor-made 3D printing structure to rebuild the right ear of a 9-year-old boy who suffers from microtia – congenitally abnormal smallness of the ear. The boy was diagnosed with microtia upon delivery. The traditional therapy would be to take part of his soft rib for a series of surgeries to improve the ear's appearance and hearing function.

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