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Clinical Case 2

Tuesday, April 10, 4:00-5:30
A.I. Johnson Great Room, McNamara Alumni Center

Organizer: Rosemary Kelly, Professor, Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Minnesota

Surgeon and Moderator: Daniel Saltzman, Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota

Prototyping Presentation: Bethany Juhnke, PhD Student, Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center, University of Minnesota
Alexander Mattson, PhD Candidate, Biomedical Engineering, The Visible Heart® Laboratory, University of Minnesota

Tutorial on Thoracopagus Conjoined Twins

Dr. Daniel SaltzmanUniversity of Minnesota surgeon will be discussing the separation of conjoined twins. Paisleigh and Paislyn were thoracopagus conjoined twins. One of the girls had a serious congenital cardiac deformity. Through a comprehensive multi-disciplinary approach using extremely advance imaging techniques available to us from the Earl E. Bakken Medical Device Center at the University of Minnesota, a successful separation took place.

The objective of the session is to discuss the strengths, weaknesses and design opportunities for the tools and devices used in this ground breaking and modern surgery.

(Pictured to the left is Surgeon Dan Saltzman)


Prototyping Presentation

This presentation will outline the steps taken to produce virtual and 3D printed models to assist with the separation of conjoined twins. Alex and Bethany will walk through the complexities of this case to transform individual DICOM data of each twin into virtual and 3D printed models critical to the successful separation surgery. 

Related Sessions:

Clinical Case 1
Clinical Case 3
Clinical Case 4

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