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Cancer Patient Receives World-First 3D Printed Jaw Reconstruction

Cancer Patient Receives World-First 3D Printed Jaw Reconstruction

Written by David

December 4, 2018

Back to top In a world first reconstruction, a woman from Melbourne, Australia has been fitted with a 3D printed jaw and teeth after her own were removed due to cancer. Anelia Myburgh is a 31-year-old from Melbourne, Australia who lost 80% of her top jaw due to cancer. She was diagnosed with the disease after noticing a small bump above her teeth which was causing them to move. Just a week later in April 2017, she was diagnosed with jaw cancer. Surgeons treated the disease by removing a large section of her upper jaw. Luckily, they were able to remove the life-threatening disease but Myburgh was left feeling self-conscious. Not long after, when taking the train, she noticed people taking photos of her face. So, she stopped leaving home and would wear a surgical mask when she did. She explains: “I just want to be able to walk […]

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