Journal of Health and Medical Sciences
Published: 10 September 2021
Vector 3D Reconstruction of the Nerves of the Ventral Region of the Neck from Anatomical Sections of Korean Visible Human at the Laboratory of Digital Anatomy of Paris Descartes
Abdoulaye Kanté, Jean François Uhl, Mariam Daou, Vincent Delmas, Babou Ba, Tata Touré, Yattera Demba, Bréhima Bengaly, Drissa Traoré, Bréhima Coulibaly, Nouhoum Ongoïba
University of Paris 5 (France), University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako (Mali), Gabriel Touré University Hospital in Bamako (Mali)
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Keywords: Nerves of the Ventral Region of the Neck, Korean Visible Human, 3D Vector Reconstruction, Diva3d Virtual Dissection Table, Teaching
Objective: To carry out a 3D vector reconstruction of the nerves of the ventral region of the neck from anatomical sections of the “Korean Visible Human” for educational purposes. Materials and Methods: The anatomical subject was a 33-year-old Korean man who died of leukemia. He was 164cm tall and weighed 55kgs. A cryomacrotome sectioned the frozen body into 5960 sections. Sections numbered 1500 to 2000 were used for this study. A segmentation by manual contouring of each nervous anatomical element of the ventral region of the neck was done using Winsurf version 3.5 software on a laptop PC running Windows 10 equipped with an 8 gigabyte RAM. Results: Our vector 3D model of nerves in the ventral neck region includes the brachial plexuses, vagus nerves, inferior and superior laryngeal nerves, glossopharyngeal nerves, hypoglossal nerves and spinal nerves. This vector model has been integrated into the Diva3d virtual dissection table. It was also uploaded to the Sketchfab website and 3D printed using an ENDER 3 printer. Conclusion: Our 3D reconstruction of the nerves of the ventral region of the neck is an educational tool for learning the nerves of the ventral region of the neck and can also serve as a 3D atlas for simulation purposes for training in therapeutic gestures.
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