Abstract
PROSTHETIC REHABILITATION OF A PARTIAL GLOSSECTOMY PATIENT WITH LINGUAL AUGMENTATION PROSTHESIS- A CASE REPORT

*Dr. Pritam Jain, Dr. Gangadhar Angadi, Dr. Abhijit Deshpande and Dr. Disha Luniya

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. The prime requisite of a sound and holistic prosthodontic rehabilitation from both the patient’s and clinician’s perspective is to be able to satiate the yardsticks of function, retention, aesthetics and comfort to the fullest. 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 tongue with the help of palatal augmentation prosthesis along with mandibular lingual augmentation prosthesis.

Keywords: Prosthetic rehabilitation, Partial glossectomy, Lingual augmentation.


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