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A Comprehensive Prosthodontic Management of Subtotal Maxillectomy

Manoj Kumar Sundar, Shruti Lakhanpal

Citation Information : Sundar MK, Lakhanpal S. A Comprehensive Prosthodontic Management of Subtotal Maxillectomy. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2014; 4 (4):120-126.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10019-1118

Published Online: 01-12-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).



A 21-year-old female patient was diagnosed with intraosseous mucoepidermoid carcinoma on the left side of maxilla, which was planned for subtotal maxillectomy involving the left maxillary sinus.


Prosthodontic rehabilitation of patients with maxillectomy is a challenge as it involves restoring speech, deglutition, mastication and respiration. This clinical report describes a comprehensive prosthodontic management of a young girl treated for a subtotal maxillectomy due to intraosseous mucoepidermoid carcinoma. The prosthodontic manage- ment that was carried out right from the surgical obturator to a definitive prosthesis with a two-piece closed hollow bulb, magnet-retained obturator shows the ease and simplicity in the management of a case with subtotal maxillectomy.


Subtotal maxillectomy defects represent a complex challenge for the maxillofacial prosthodontist. The comprehensive technique described in this clinical report can be employed in any similar case.

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Sundar MK, Kumar GPS, Lakhanpal S. A Comprehensive Prosthodontic Management of Subtotal Maxillectomy. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2014;4(4):120-126.

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