Indian Journal of Cancer
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Cancer Society
Vol. 47, No. 1, 2010, pp. 59-64
Bioline Code: cn10013
Full paper language: English
Document type: Report
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Indian Journal of Cancer, Vol. 47, No. 1, 2010, pp. 59-64
© Copyright 2010 Indian Journal of Cancer.
Orofacial rehabilitation of patients with post-cancer treatment-An overview and report of three cases|
Guttal, K. S.; Naikmasur, V. G.; Rao, C. B.; Nadiger, R. K. & Guttal, S. S.
According to World Health Organisation statistics, individuals of the Indian subcontinent have the highest prevalence of orofacial cancer. Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy or combination therapies are commonly administered treatment modalities for treatment of oral cancer. Surgical resection can be mutilating, disfiguring and may deeply affect self-image of patients. Orofacial defects have unique limitations and challenges. A coordinated effort from the surgeon, oral physician and the maxillofacial prosthodontist to treat such patients is the need of the hour. This article presents an overview of the orofacial rehabilitation of postcancer treatments along with case reports.
Orofacial defects, oral cancer, rehabilitation, maxillofacial prosthesis
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