SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.21 issue2Gingival and bone tissue healing in lower third molar surgeries. Comparative study between use of platelet rich fibrin versus physiological healingGunshot caused facial wound. Literature review and clinical study of three cases author indexsubject indexsearch form
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO


Revista odontológica mexicana

Print version ISSN 1870-199X


JEREZ MORENO, Juan Felipe; TORRES TERAN, José Federico  and  GONZALEZ CARDIN, Vicente. Prosthetic hybrid rehabilitation in orofacial defect. Case presentation. Rev. Odont. Mex [online]. 2017, vol.21, n.2, pp.121-126. ISSN 1870-199X.

Tumor processes compromising the head and neck region can particularly affect the identity of the human being. There are different therapeutic alternatives to remove these dysplasias, which generate functional sequels affecting phonation deglutition and mastication. Therefore, approach for cancer patients is not only based on control of the disease, but additionally in patient's survival, rehabilitation and reinsertion in society. We hereby present the case of a patient with an orofacial defect resulting from treatment of basal cell carcinoma with X-ray therapy and later surgical resection after tumor recurrence. The patient was rehabilitated with manufacture of a hybrid prosthesis (intraoral obturator and facial prosthesis) which was achieved with the purpose of partially compensating functional and aesthetic losses and thus improving the patient's psychosocial circumstances.

Keywords : Maxillofacial rehabilitation; palatal obturator; facial prosthesis.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in English | Spanish     · English ( pdf ) | Spanish ( pdf )