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Rehabilitation of a Complex Oro-Facial Defect by Modified Prosthetic Approach.

Singh, Saumyendra V; Aggarwal, Himanshi; Shah, Vinit; Kumar, Pradeep; Arya, Deeksha.
J Coll Physicians Surg Pak; 27(11): 730-732, 2017 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29132490
Loss of part of the face is associated with physical disability, social isolation and immense psychological trauma. Proper rehabilitation of such a patient is a challenging yet satisfying task for a maxillofacial prosthodontist. Facial prostheses are commonly fabricated of silicone because of many favorable properties, though it predisposes to fungal growth.This report is of a patient with history of uncontrolled diabetes and associated invasive fungal infection, leading to a complex oro-facial defect, which was rehabilitated successfully with a silicone facial prosthesis lined by a material more resistant to fungal growth along with a cast partial obturator. Other design and procedural modifications were also made to suit the needs of the case. Wise selection of materials, keeping in mind the properties of materials, is important in successful rehabilitation.