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Prosthodontic rehabilitation of completely edentulous patient with partial glossectomy

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ABSTRACT

Oral cancer accounts for about 40% of all cancers inflicting the human beings. Those involving the tongue results in mild to severe deficiencies of phonation, deglutition, mastication, and taste depending upon the degree and extent tissues involved. Often rehabilitation of such patient is a challenge for the prosthodontist and involves a careful observation and evaluation of the residual oral function and ways to restore them. This article presents a case report of prosthodontic rehabilitation completely edentulous patient, who underwent partial glossectomy following surgical resection of the squamous cell carcinoma involving left lateral borders of the tongue. An attempt was made to restore the comfort and function of the patient with the help of palatal augmentation prosthesis, with additional assistance through speech therapy and simple oral exercises.

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Maxillary arch with well-developed residual alveolar ridge and mandibular arch with severely resorbed residual alveolar ridge
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Figure 1: Maxillary arch with well-developed residual alveolar ridge and mandibular arch with severely resorbed residual alveolar ridge

Mentions: Intraorally, completely edentulous well-formed maxillary and severely resorbed mandibular residual alveolar ridges were intact [Figure 1]. The lingual sulcus was almost completely lost on the resected side. The floor of the mouth was also compromised with musculature partially covering the mandibular residual alveolar ridge on the left posterior region.


Prosthodontic rehabilitation of completely edentulous patient with partial glossectomy
Maxillary arch with well-developed residual alveolar ridge and mandibular arch with severely resorbed residual alveolar ridge
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Figure 1: Maxillary arch with well-developed residual alveolar ridge and mandibular arch with severely resorbed residual alveolar ridge
Mentions: Intraorally, completely edentulous well-formed maxillary and severely resorbed mandibular residual alveolar ridges were intact [Figure 1]. The lingual sulcus was almost completely lost on the resected side. The floor of the mouth was also compromised with musculature partially covering the mandibular residual alveolar ridge on the left posterior region.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT

Oral cancer accounts for about 40% of all cancers inflicting the human beings. Those involving the tongue results in mild to severe deficiencies of phonation, deglutition, mastication, and taste depending upon the degree and extent tissues involved. Often rehabilitation of such patient is a challenge for the prosthodontist and involves a careful observation and evaluation of the residual oral function and ways to restore them. This article presents a case report of prosthodontic rehabilitation completely edentulous patient, who underwent partial glossectomy following surgical resection of the squamous cell carcinoma involving left lateral borders of the tongue. An attempt was made to restore the comfort and function of the patient with the help of palatal augmentation prosthesis, with additional assistance through speech therapy and simple oral exercises.

No MeSH data available.