This page complements our paper on "Customized software to optimize circumferential pharyngoesophageal free flap reconstruction".
It provides a software that unwraps an open cone to a planar domain. The user prescribes four parameters: base circumference1, top circumference2, height,
and cut angle, and the system produces a PDF file of the corresponding 2D "unwrapped" projection of the cone.
Here is a brief technical description of the method.
1. Create a desktop folder with a name ThroatUnwrap.
2. Download the software: ThroatUnwrap*.
* this software will only run on MacOSX Yosemite or higher.
3. Open Terminal
4. Change directory by typing:
5. Install software by typing:
chmod 777 throatunwrap_v3
6. The application is now ready to be used. For example, if measurements of the defect are Circumference 1 = 10cm, Circumference 2 = 7cm, Height=9cm, and you would like to have a cut through frustum at 45 degrees, type the following:
./throatunwrap_v3 10 7 9 45 template.ps
7. Executing this line creates two outputs:
a. Creates a file with a name "template.ps" in the ThroatUnwrap folder. This file contains a printable template.
b. Opens software that shows a virtual model. Within the model, pressing Q allows to unwrap the frustum. Pressing + and – changes the angle of the cut (the angle is documented in the terminal line).
Also see the video below:
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