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Maxillofacial and Oral Rehabilitation of an Oncologic Patient: Case Report

Maria CPF Volpato, Girliane M Costa, Lorraynne dos S Lara, Luiz ER Volpato

Keywords : Maxillofacial prosthesis, Mouth Rehabilitation, Palatal Obturators, Quality of life, Squamous cell neoplasms

Citation Information : Volpato MC, Costa GM, Lara LD, Volpato LE. Maxillofacial and Oral Rehabilitation of an Oncologic Patient: Case Report. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2022; 12 (3):155-157.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10019-1383

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-03-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Oral and maxillofacial prostheses are the treatment option to improve the function and psychology of patients with loss of oral and facial structures. This case report describes the rehabilitation of a 59-year-old patient who had undergone hemimaxillectomy for the treatment of squamous cell carcinoma with maxillofacial and dental prostheses. The patient presented with a loss of structures in the middle third of the face, including part of the nasal appendage. The patient was rehabilitated with a palatal obturator, a complete mandibular denture, and a facial prosthesis. The prosthetic rehabilitation improved the oral functions, psychological well-being and social reintegration of the patient.

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