When Michigan doctors saw a large mass on the face of a fetus late in pregnancy, they feared it might block the baby’s airway at birth. The doctors didn’t know what the abnormality was, or if the infant would need lifesaving care in order to breathe. Use of 3D printing technology removed the guesswork, the team reported in the Oct. 5 online edition of the journal Pediatrics. It’s the first time 3D printing technology has been used in utero “to diagnose facial deformity and severity of airway risk with a newborn,” said Dr. Albert Woo, a pediatric plastic surgeon at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
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