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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

versión On-line ISSN 1025-0255

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NAPOLES GONZALEZ, Isidro de Jesús; NAPOLES SALAS, Ana María; RIVERON MARTINEZ, Yaimara  y  BUCETA AREA, Alfonso. Prosthetic rehabilitation in maxillary defect. AMC [online]. 2017, vol.21, n.5, pp.659-664. ISSN 1025-0255.

Background: the prosthetic treatment with chokes in patients with maxillary defects, either for oncological, traumatic cause, or for congenital defects, should be intended to give back the basic functions. Separating the oral cavity from the nasal is aimed at giving back the swallowing, phonation, chewing to the patient, in addition to an acceptable esthetics. Objective: to describe the confection of an obturating prosthesis of the palate of acrylic resin. Clinical case: a 69-year old white man from Minas shows up at Julio Antonio Mella clinic in Camaguey in order to change the protrusive prosthesis in use. In the interrogation the patient referred having been intervened surgically of a carcinoma in the jawbone in which an orifice in the mouth was left as consequence that communicates the oral cavity with the nasal one, which put at risk important functions such as the swallowing, breathing, aesthetics and phonation. The treatment plan consisted in the elaboration of a new protrusive rigid acrylic prosthesis. Conclusions: when using a protrusive rigid prosthesis the aesthetics desired by the patient and his morfofunctional rehabilitation were achieved, giving back to him the lost functions and bolstering up his self-esteem.

Palabras clave : MAXILLOFACIAL PROSTHESIS; CARCINOMA, SQUAMOUS CELL; PALATAL OBTURATORS; AGED; CASE REPORTS.

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