Prosthetic Rehabilitation of a Complex Maxillofacial Defect as an Alternative to Surgical Reconstruction: A Case History Report

A dvanced tumors of the maxilla often invade the orbital floor, and the resection involves orbital exenteration in continuity with the maxillary structures. Orbital defects are the most complicated head and neck defects to restore and are probably best rehabilitated prosthetically. Prosthetic replacement of missing facial tissues has several advantages over surgical reconstruction, such as a relatively short and inexpensive fabrication process, oncologic surveillance, and complete control of the color, shape, and position of the prosthesis.’

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