How 3D technology has changed surgery in Africa

Nduta Waweru April 06, 2018

Kenyatta National Hospital surgeons [Picture: KNH]

Separating conjoined Twins in Kenya

Doctors at Kenyatta National Hospital in Kenya successfully separated conjoined twins with the use of 3D tech.  The lead surgeon Dr Fred Kambuni said they used 3D printed model created from the patients’ CT scans.

The twins were born sharing various organs including the spinal cord, the rectum, anus, muscles and skin.  Not only was the surgery successful but also the children were discharged from the hospital.


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