Last week a surgical team composed of Prof. Walid Ebaid (orthopaedic oncologist), Prof. Hossam Salah
(spine surgeon) and Prof. Usama Said (general surgeon) made an operation for a patient suffering from a
large sacrococcygeal chordoma with extra-osseous soft tissue component centred upon S3,S4, S5 and the
first part of the coccyx and extending to the presacral and sacral spinal canal regions.
SurgiNovi technical team built a 3D printed model of the
whole pelvis with sacral tumour and patient specific
surgical cutting guide for bone resection in the tumour area.
The 3D anatomical model of the bone was reconstructed from the captured image of the CT-Scan.
OrthoNovi is the main
player in this process, the software package was developed with image processing and measuring tools to help
engineers making the 3D preoperative planning including all desired measurements and built an accurate 3D
model of the pelvis with the sacral tumour.