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Medical first: United States Doctors save boy by 3-D printing airway tube

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posted on May, 27 2013 @ 02:42 AM

For the first time in medical history, doctors have created an airway splint with a 3-D laser print, which was implanted into a boy whose airway kept collapsing. Kaiba Gionfriddo, a 19-month-old boy who was 3 months old when he had the operation done, was suffering from a birth defect that caused his airway to collapse nearly every day.

Medical First: Doctors Save Boy through 3-D Printed airway tubes

Absolutely stunning. I have been withdrawn as of late, and yet I know within my convictions, that when things seem their worst, a person can instantly be reminded why they keep it together.

“Countless words
count less
than the silent balance
between yin and yang”
― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

posted on May, 27 2013 @ 03:26 AM
Simply amazing

What an incredible photo, history in the making.

Thanks for sharing

Here's wishing the little fella a full and healthy life

A song for him


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posted on May, 27 2013 @ 03:33 AM
reply to post by nickendres

Ah man, that's beautiful. There's NOTHING in this world like the compassion you sometimes see in medicine, where top science and beautiful moral causes come together. It moves me to no end when I see it.

posted on May, 27 2013 @ 05:03 AM
welcome to the future guys

amazing, simply amazing

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