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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 370-376

Prosthodontic rehabilitation of combined oronasal defect in patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma using two different attachments: Two case reports


1 Department of Prosthodontics, CDER, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
2 Dental Surgeon, District hospital, Rajgarh, Madhya Pradesh, India
3 Department of Prosthodontics, Oral Health Sciences Center, PGI, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Veena Jain
Department of Prosthodontics, CDER, AIIMS, New Delhi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jips.jips_10_18

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Debridement of affected parts in patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma leads to large mid facial defects leading to poor quality of life due to cosmetic disfigurement and various functional comorbidities. Therefore, a surgeon should refer the patients to a prosthodontist for replacement of lost tissues to improve their function and esthetics. Two cases have been presented here with a history of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma having large, continuous defects involving nose, cheeks, and maxilla. Retaining large facial prosthesis and intraoral obturator was a challenge as supporting hard and soft tissues were less. Two-piece lightweight prostheses were fabricated and retained with the use of very economical titch buttons used (used in clothes) in case 1 due to financial constraints and slightly expensive iron boron neodymium magnets in case 2. Functional and esthetic rehabilitation was successfully achieved with intraoral and facial prostheses attached to each other.


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