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Sydney doctors perform lifesaving procedure to rebuild man's chest

A Sydney man has expressed relief that doctors successfully rebuilt his chest after removing a large melon-sized tumour.

"It was in his back, nestled between three ribs and sitting very close to his aorta," Dr Michael Harden, the cardiothoracic surgeon who led the surgery at North Shore Private Hospital in Sydney said.

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3D printed sternum

In a NSW first, a 3D printed sternum was recently implanted into a patient suffering a rare form of cancer. Dr Michael Harden, Cardiothoracic Surgeon at North Shore Private Hospital is one of only a handful of surgeons worldwide who have used this advanced technology utilising a custom made titanium prosthetic device.

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  • North Shore Private Hospital
  • Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons