Nihon Hotetsu Shika Gakkai Zasshi
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Case Reports (Specialist)
Case Report of Maxillary Obturator Prosthesis Rehabilitation Following Maxillectomy
Hiroko Ikeda
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2008 Volume 52 Issue 4 Pages 590-593


Patient: The patient was a 75-year-old woman who underwent maxillary bone resection due to maxillary left gingival carcinoma. The treatment denture for defected jaw was applied, and adjustment was done several times. Thereafter, the final denture for defected jaw was inserted.
Discussion: We applied the hollow-type obturator for the treatment denture for defected jaw. Because we considered that adjustment of the hollow-type obturator was easier than buccal flange type because of the patient's deficient ability of mouth opening. Adjustment was done several times; theseafter, the final denture of which the obturator was buccal flange type, was applied for optimal fitting.
Conclusion: It was important to select a suitable form of the obturator acceptable to the condition of the patient.

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