3D printed implant structure for breast reconstruction and systematic drug delivery for preventing the reoccurrence of cancer

  1. Ludusan, C
  2. Ojados González, Dolores 1
  3. Pacurar, R.
  4. Roca González, Joaquín Francisco 1
  5. García Fuentes, M.
  1. 1 Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Cartagena, España

    ROR https://ror.org/02k5kx966

CASEIB 2023. Libro de Actas del XLI Congreso Anual de la Sociedad Española de Ingeniería Biomédica: Contribuyendo a la salud basada en valor
  1. Joaquín Roca González (coord.)
  2. Dolores Ojados González (coord.)
  3. Juan Suardíaz Muro (coord.)

Publisher: Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

ISBN: 978-84-17853-76-1

Year of publication: 2023

Pages: 406-409

Congress: Congreso Anual de la Sociedad Española de Ingeniería Biomédica. CASEIB (41. 2023. Cartagena)

Type: Conference paper


Breast cancer is one of the most common and deadly cancers among women worldwide. The treatment of breast cancer often involves mastectomy, which can cause physical and psychological distress to the patients, affecting their quality of life and self-esteem [1]. Therefore, the surgical intervention of breast cancer should not include only the removal of a tumor, but also psychological support by restoring the natural shape of the breast and achieving proper aesthetic for each patient. Conventional breast reconstruction techniques have several limitations, such as donor site morbidity, implant failure, infection, and poor cosmetic outcome. Moreover, breast cancer patients often require systemic chemotherapy or hormone therapy after surgery, which can cause severe side effects and complications. In this article, it is proposed a novel implant based 3d printed structure for breast reconstruction and systematic drug delivery. The implant consists of a biodegradable ...