3D Printed temporal bone is useful as a teaching model for explaining intricate anatomical details of the temporal bone externally as well as internally.

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3D Printed temporal bone is useful as a teaching model for explaining intricate anatomical details of the temporal bone externally as well as internally. As the bone holds hearing as well as balance apparatuses of the body along with many other important nerves and blood vessels compactly arranged in very small space , the anatomical layout of all these needs to be learnt in details before proceeding for surgery on live patient. This bone is also useful as dissection tool. Students can practice various surgeries on this bone like, mastoidectomy, facial nerve surgeries, translabyrinthine approach to internal acoustic canal, cochleostomy, endolymphatic sac surgery, lateral sinus decompression etc.