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REVIEW ARTICLE

Prosthetic Management of Total Glossectomy Patients

Varun Yarramaneni, Dhanasekar Balakrishnan, IN Aparna, Saumya Kapoor

Citation Information : Yarramaneni V, Balakrishnan D, Aparna I, Kapoor S. Prosthetic Management of Total Glossectomy Patients. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2016; 6 (3):66-68.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10019-1158

Published Online: 01-09-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


Abstract

Background

Total glossectomy impairs various functions of tongue, such as mastication, speech, swallowing, and also results in psychological breach for the patient during social activities. In a glossectomy patient, the new size of the oral cavity often produces a change in the resonance associated with certain sounds. Also, due to the decrease in size and function of the tongue, interruption occurs in articulation patterns between the tongue, the hard and soft palate, and the teeth.

Materials and methods

We performed a review with a bibliographic search in Scopus, Web of Science along with the PubMed/Medline, Google scholar and internet. We included the articles with major contribution toward management of total glossectomy, excluded articles and works about surgical treatments in anatomical locations other than the oral cavity.

Conclusion

To obtain maximum rehabilitation for these patients, the dentist must have a thorough knowledge of the physiologic processes involved in oral functions. The present article is an overview of various objectives and design concepts for rehabilitation of a total glossectomized patient.

How to cite this article

Yarramaneni V, Balakrishnan D, Aparna IN, Kapoor S. Prosthetic Management of Total Glossectomy Patients. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2016;6(3):66-68.


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