Clin Oncol | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Short Communication | Open Access

Personalized 3D Model Printing and Better Surgical and Oncological Outcomes: The Kidney Tumor Paradigm

Kostis Gyftopoulos1* and Spyridoula Zagkou2

1Department of Anatomy, University of Patras, Greece
2Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras, Greece

*Correspondance to: Kostis Gyftopoulos 

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Renal cancer is a common malignancy in both sexes, with Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) representing the majority of renal tumors. The increasing use of imaging modalities has resulted in earlier detection of smaller lesions that are candidates for nephron sparing surgical removal. Although many advances in imaging and image reconstruction technology have improved preoperational
planning, personalized 3D model printing appears to be an innovative, tailor-made approach towards improved pre- and intra-surgical planning and enhanced surgical and oncological outcomes. Recent advances in 3D model designing are increasingly refining the qualitative results of 3D printed models as a surgical aid.


Renal cancer; Partial nephrectomy; 3D printing; Model


Gyftopoulos K, Zagkou S. Personalized 3D Model Printing and Better Surgical and Oncological Outcomes: The Kidney Tumor Paradigm. Clin Oncol. 2021;6:1881..

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