A novel report on the use of an oncology zygomatic implant-retained maxillary obturator in a paediatric patient.



Dattani, Amit ORCID: 0000-0002-8081-6020, Richardson, David and Butterworth, Chris J ORCID: 0000-0002-5025-7467
(2017) A novel report on the use of an oncology zygomatic implant-retained maxillary obturator in a paediatric patient. International journal of implant dentistry, 3 (1). 9 - ?.

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Abstract

This report details the use of zygomatic oncology osseointegrated implants to support and retain a maxillary obturator in a 13-year-old male patient who underwent a right-sided hemi-maxillectomy (Brown Class 2b) (Brown and Shaw, Lancet Oncol 11:1001-8, 2010) for a myxoid spindle cell carcinoma. At the time of maxillary resection, two zygomatic oncology implants were inserted into the right zygomatic body and subsequently utilised to provide in-defect support and retention for a bar-retained maxillary acrylic obturator prosthesis, which restored the patient's aesthetics and function to a very high level. Close follow-up over 2 years demonstrated ongoing excellent function and disease control with no deleterious effects on facial or dento-alveolar growth clinically. This is the first clinical report of its kind in the published literature detailing the use of a zygomatic implant-retained obturator in a paediatric patient.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2017 09:18
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2019 15:14
DOI: 10.1186/s40729-017-0073-7
Open Access URL: https://journalimplantdent.springeropen.com/track/...
URI: http://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3009178
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