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Natl J Maxillofac Surg. 2018 Jan-Jun;9(1):82-85. doi: 10.4103/njms.NJMS_85_16.

Rehabilitation of hemi-maxillectomy with a definite one piece hollow bulb obturator.

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Department of Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge, SPPGIDMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.


Maxillary intraoral defects due to surgical resection create an open link between the oral and nasal cavities causing difficulty in deglutition, speech, and an unaesthetic appearance. Prosthetic innervention is required to restore the needs of speech, mastication as well as closing the oroantral communication. This article shows a case report of systematic approach for fabrication of immediate plate just after surgery, followed by interim feeding plate 2 weeks after surgery, and finally definitive one piece hollow bulb obturator 6 months after surgery.


Definitive obturator; hemi-maxillectomy; hollow bulb closed lid; interim feeding-plate

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