Dog fitted with new 3D-printed skull roof
At the end of last year, Utrecht University’s Clinic for Companion Animal Health fitted a dog with a new 3D-printed skull roof following the removal of a tumour. It is the first time that an operation of this type has been performed in Europe. The operation was made possible through a unique collaboration between the University’s faculty of Veterinary Medicine and faculty of Medicine. Thanks to this unique collaboration between veterinary medicine and human medicine, the experience gained in this field from animals will benefit both dogs and their owners.
The Siberian Husky had an operation to remove a benign tumour of the cranial wall, known as an osteoma. The tumour, which grew both internally and externally, was so big that it was putting pressure on the animal’s brain, so a new skull roof was required.