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Indian J Dent Res. 2019 Jan-Feb;30(1):133-134. doi: 10.4103/ijdr.IJDR_201_17.

Surgical retention for immediate obturator in maxillectomy patients.

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1
Department of Dental Surgery, Government Royapettah Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
2
Department of Prosthodontics, Tamil Nadu Government Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
3
Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India.

Abstract

Total maxillectomy for patients with malignant lesions will often incapacitate the patient both functionally and aesthetically. An immediate surgical obturator prosthesis would be of utmost importance for patients in these critical situations to aid in deglutition, phonetics, respiration and effectively avoiding various post-surgical complications. This article emphasizes on utilizing circum-zygomatic wiring for retention of the immediate surgical obturator in cases of total maxillectomy or edentulous patients.

KEYWORDS:

Circum-zygomatic wiring; immediate obturator; immediate surgical obturator prosthesis; maxillectomy; suspension wiring

PMID:
30900673
DOI:
10.4103/ijdr.IJDR_201_17
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