Original Article: PDF OnlyThree-Dimensional Printed Nasal Prostheses After Oncologic Rhinectomies Workflow and Patients’ SatisfactionSalati, Victoria*; Reinhard, Antoine MD*; Broome, Martin MD†Author Information *Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Lausanne University Hospital †Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Victoria Salati, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Lausanne University Hospital, Rue du Bugnon 46, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland; E-mail: [email protected] Received 25 January, 2021 Accepted 15 February, 2021 The authors report no conflicts of interest. Supplemental digital contents are available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal's Web site (www.jcraniofacialsurgery.com). Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: April 05, 2021 - Volume - Issue - doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000007659 Buy SDC PAP Metrics Abstract Reconstructions after oncologic full-thickness rhinectomies are often deferred from the ablative surgery. Definitive silicone prostheses are usually not used for transitional rehabilitation, and therefore, patients may deal with major facial defects for a long time before reconstruction. The aim was to develop a time- and cost-effective digital workflow to three-dimensional print temporary nasal prostheses and to assess patients’ satisfaction. This prospective study enrolled all consecutive patients after full thickness ablative surgery and deferred reconstruction, from May 2018 to October 2019, at a tertiary care academic institution. With a dedicated software, the pre- and postoperative scans were three-dimensional processed to create the prosthesis and they were directly printed in elastic transparent resin. A cross-sectional survey was conducted 4 months after the rehabilitation to assess patients’ satisfaction regarding comfort, aesthetics, and security of the retaining system. Seven patients were enrolled and they were all rehabilitated using this workflow. Mean time of design was 2h48 (SD 40 minutes), and mean printing time was 5h18 (SD 1 hour). Mean cost of production was 753 U.S. Dollars (SD 144 U.S. Dollars). Median scores of the visual analog scales were 8 out of 10 for each topic with interquartile range of 4 to 7 for aesthetics, 7 to 9 for comfort, and 7 to 10 for security of the retaining system. It has shown its feasibility in terms of costs and time of production. Patients were satisfied and it can be considered as a mean to help patients to deal with treatment sequelaes before definitive reconstruction. © 2021 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.