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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 364-369

Prosthetic rehabilitation of resected orbit in a case of mucormycosis


1 Senior Research Associate, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Director-Principal, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 Dental Surgeon, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
4 Assistant Professor, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Aditi Nanda
Room No. 116, Senior Research Associate, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Bahadur Shah Zafar Road, New Delhi - 110 002
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jips.jips_53_18

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The design of orbital prosthesis to rehabilitate patients with orbital exenteration depends on the underlying clinical condition, material chosen for prosthesis, method of retention of the prosthesis, and and preference of the patient. Rehabilitation of a patient with orbital exenteration due to mucormycosis has been described by fabricating a prosthesis that used polymethyl methacrylate (to fabricate a conformer) and silicone material (to fabricate prosthetic superstructure). The two-component prosthesis was designed to attain dual mechanical retention using an anatomic undercut (conformer) and manually created mechanical undercut (prosthetic superstructure). The objective was to maintain the biological health of the underlying postsurgical tissue, longevity of the prosthesis, optimal esthetics, and adequate retention.


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