Prof. Mehmet Haberal is presented with The Award of The Spanish Order of The Civil Merit (Cruz de Official) by His Majesty King Felipe VI, King of Spain.
We are honored to announce that Prof. Dr. Seza Özen who is the member of Honorary Advisory Board of JBACHS has already won the Aziz Sancar Science Award of TUSEB.
We are happy to announce that The Journal of Basic and Clinical Health Sciences (JBACHS) is indexed by the Emerging Sources Citation Index since November 2017, and indexed by the Ulakbim-TR since 2017.
Journal of Basic and Clinical Health Sciences 2020 , Vol 4 , Issue 1
Utilizing 3 Dimensional Print of The Liver in Living Donor Liver Transplantation for Preoperative Evaluation
Belma Nalbant1,Tufan Egeli2,Tarkan Ünek2,Canan Altay3,Emre Kavur4,Alper Selver4,Funda Obuz3,Cihan Ağalar2,Mucahit Özbilgin2,İbrahim Astarcıoğlu2
1Dokuz Eylul Universty, Institute of Health Science Department of Molecular Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
2Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Medicine Department of General Surgery, Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation Unit, Izmir, Turkey
3Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine Department of Radiodiagnostics, Izmir, Turkey
4Dokuz Eylul Universty, Faculty of Engineering Department Of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Cırcuits and Systems, Izmir, Turkey
DOI : 10.30621/jbachs.2020.888 Objectives: To obtain a liver prototype by using a 3 dimensional printer for preoperative evaluation of vascular structures (hepatic artery, portal vein, hepatic vein) based on living donor candidate"s angiographic computed tomography data in living donor liver transplantation.

Materials and Methods: First, we obtained angiographic computed tomography data with a stereolithography extension of the living donor candidate. Then, we made this data suitable for the 3 dimensional printer by using a special software. We used a J750 (Stratasys) 3 dimensional printer to create the model.

Results: In the three-dimensional model, macroscopic liver structure and vascular structures were obtained as planned (hepatic artery, portal vein, hepatic vein) and in accordance with angiographic computed tomography data.

Conclusion: Before living donor liver transplantation, models obtained from 3 dimensional printers can be used to evaluate the anatomic structure of the donor candidate"s liver. Similarly, prior to complicated liver resections, this model can provide surgeons with a different perspective for more effective preoperative planning and assessment for safer surgery. Keywords : Three dimensional printing, liver transplantation, liver surgery, prototype