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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2014, 2(10), 200-203
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-2-10-1
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Rehabilitation of Disfigurement Associated with Maxillectomy by a Cheek Plumper Prosthesis

Khurshid Mattoo1, , Manas Singh2 and Shuja Rahman2

1Prosthodontics, College of dental sciences, Gizan, KSA

2Prosthodontics, Subharti dental college, Meerut, India

Pub. Date: October 09, 2014

Cite this paper:
Khurshid Mattoo, Manas Singh and Shuja Rahman. Rehabilitation of Disfigurement Associated with Maxillectomy by a Cheek Plumper Prosthesis. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2014; 2(10):200-203. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-2-10-1

Abstract

Patients having undergone maxillectomy as a result of carcinoma in the region or facial trauma are left with severe facial disfigurement that is associated with long term psychosocial effects. As one side of the face loses the crucial support from the maxilla, innovative customized treatment options become the choice of rehabilitation. Ideally, such treatment should be preceded by consultation with a prosthodontist which unfortunately most of the times is not the case. Rehabilitation of maxillectomy patients is not possible without incorporating the dynamics of facial expression. This article discusses a patient having undergone maxillectomy who was successfully rehabilitated with an obturator that had an additional lip/cheek plumper incorporated in its design.

Keywords:
carcinoma sarcoma facial disfigurement cast partial denture

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