Application of a 3D-printed ”fistula stent” in plugging enteroatmospheric fistula with open abdomen: A case report
Zi-Yan Xu, Hua-Jian Ren, Jin-Jian Huang, Jian-An Ren, Research Institute of General Surgery, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing 210002, Jiangsu Province, China
Zi-Yan Xu, School of Medicine, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210008, Jiangsu Province, China
Zong-An Li, NARI School of Electrical and Automation Engineering, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210042, Jiangsu Province, China
Author contributions: Xu ZY, Ren HJ, and Ren JA designed this report; Ren HJ and Huang JJ implanted the fistula stent; Xu ZY and Li ZA fabricated this 3D-printed fistula stent; Xu ZY and Ren HJ followed the patient and recorded his medical information; Xu ZY wrote the paper; Xu ZY and Ren HJ contributed equally to this paper.
Informed consent statement: Written informed consent was obtained from the patient.
Conflict-of-interest statement: We declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and publication of this article.
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Corresponding author: Jian-An Ren, MD, FACS, PhD, Chief Doctor, Professor, Surgeon, Research Institute of General Surgery, Jinling Hospital, 305 East Zhongshan Road, Nanjing 210002, Jiangsu Province, China. email@example.com
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Received: February 17, 2019
Peer-review started: February 18, 2019
First decision: February 26, 2019
Revised: March 7, 2019
Accepted: March 16, 2019
Article in press: March 16, 2019
Published online: April 14, 2019