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Medics print first 3D windpipe to help girl with serious lung condition

18 September 2015

Staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital, central London created an exact plastic replica of seven-year-old Katie Parke’s trachea

By practising on this replica they were able to improve the speed and safety of her surgery.

Read the Sun article

3D printing in action - Doctors print 3D trachea

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