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3D printed jaw, a life changer for Saudi cancer patient

RIYADH, September 21, 2022

The face and jaw surgery team at Buraidah's General Hospital (central Saudi Arabia) managed on Tuesday, (September 20) to end the suffering of an 18-year-old patient from a cancerous tumour in his lower jaw.
 
The Qassim Health cluster confirmed that the patient was transferred to the hospital's maxillofacial department suffering from a tumour in the lower left jaw for three years, said a statement. 
 
A quick decision was taken to operate on the patient and remove the affected jawbone, which was replaced by using his own leg fragment aided by 3D-printed missing parts. The operation, which ran for 15 hours, was successful and the patient is currently recovering at the hospital,it said. - TradeArabia News Service



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