Nicolas Guibert et al. - Treatment of complex airway stenoses using patient-specific 3D-engineered stents: a proof-of-concept study - BMJ Journals Thorax, Volume 74, issue 8 - Anatomically complex airway stenosis (ACAS) represents a challenging situation in which commercially available stents often result in migration or granulation tissue reaction due to poor congruence. A clinical trial of 3D stents has been carried out as a solution for this issue.
Respiratory Medicine, Volume 134, January 2018, Pages 139-142 - Nicolas Guibert, Laurent Mhanna, Alain Didier, Benjamin Moreno, Pierre Leyx, Gavin Plat, Julien Mazieres, Christophe Hermant - New 3D technologies are rapidly entering into the surgical landscape, including in interventional pulmonology. This article focus on the clinical experience in Toulouse which used 3D printing anatomical models of airways to prepare the most delicate interventions.
AJRCCM, Vol. 195, No.7 I Apr 01, 2017 - Guibert N., Didier A., Moreno B., Mhanna L., Brouchet L., Plat G., Hermant C., Mazieres J. - The complex anatomy of some patients with airway pathology excludes the use of conventional stents. A custom-made 3D stent was successfully developed and implanted at the Toulouse University Hospital in a pulmonary transplant patient. The article explains the results, with perfect congruence and immediate improvement of the quality of life of the patient.