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Case Report

Treatment of a Maxillectomy Patient with Limited Mouth Opening Using an Inflatable Obturator - A Case Report

Gunjan Gupta*, Anshul Mel and Varun Goyal

Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, India

*Corresponding Author:
Gunjan Gupta
Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, India
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Received Date: December 21, 2016; Accepted Date: January 23, 2017; Published Date: January 28, 2017

Citation: Gupta G, Mel A, Goyal V (2017) Treatment of a Maxillectomy Patient with Limited Mouth Opening Using an Inflatable Obturator - A Case Report. J Clin Case Rep 7:921. doi: 10.4172/2165-7920.1000921

Copyright: © 2017 Gupta G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Maxillary obturator prosthesis is the most frequent treatment option for management of partial or total maxillectomy. In cases of larger defects, a hollow bulb obturator is used. But what if there is a limited mouth opening is added to it? In such cases the use of an inflatable obturator is advised. This case report presents a method to fabricate the inflatable obturator.

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