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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 191-195

Rehabilitation of a hemimaxillectomy patient having microstomia with two-piece hollow obturator


1 Department of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Implantology, Rishiraj College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Department of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Implantology, Peoples College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Sunil Kumar Mishra
Department of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Implantology, Peoples College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/srmjrds.srmjrds_24_17

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Eradication of head and neck carcinoma with surgical resection usually leave behind the patient with a large tissue defect and to rehabilitate such patients to optimum function and esthetics is a challenging task for the maxillofacial prosthodontist. The patients undergoing partial or total maxillary resections have difficulty in mastication, swallowing, speech, and social interaction. This article presents a case report of a hemimaxillectomy patient treated with a two-piece hollow acrylic bulb obturator. This case report presents a modified impression technique with a specially designed sectional tray as the patient had reduced mouth opening. The prosthesis improves the hypernasality, mastication, and speech of the patient.


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