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Rehabilitation of Disfigurement Associated with Maxillectomy by a Cheek Plumper Prosthesis

1Prosthodontics, College of dental sciences, Gizan, KSA

2Prosthodontics, Subharti dental college, Meerut, India


American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2014, Vol. 2 No. 10, 200-203
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-2-10-1
Copyright © 2014 Science and Education Publishing

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Khurshid Mattoo, Manas Singh, 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.

Correspondence to: Khurshid  Mattoo, Prosthodontics, College of dental sciences, Gizan, KSA. Email: drkamattoo@rediffmail.com

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.

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