Ramiah’s story: How patient care and medical innovation helped her overcome obstacles

February 2019 -- When Ramiah was born without a trachea, her care team at Penn State Health used a 3-D printer to build a replacement. This case marks the first time that 3-D printing technology was used to “build” such a device and successfully implant it in a patient with tracheal agenesis. Read more.

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