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Publication Name World Journal of Stomatology
Manuscript ID 3601
Country/Territory India
2013-05-09 08:24
Peer-Review Started
2013-05-09 21:47
To Make the First Decision
2013-06-09 10:07
Return for Revision
2013-06-19 19:12
Second Decision
2013-09-03 14:24
Accepted by Journal Editor-in-Chief
Accepted by Company Editor-in-Chief
2013-09-04 07:28
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2013-09-22 18:08
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2013-11-19 17:17
ISSN 2218-6263 (online)
Open Access
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Publisher Baishideng Publishing Group Inc, 7041 Koll Center Parkway, Suite 160, Pleasanton, CA 94566, USA
Website http://www.wjgnet.com
Category Dentistry, Oral Surgery and Medicine
Manuscript Type Case Report
Article Title Surgical obturator duplicating original tissue-form restores esthetics and function in oral cancer
Manuscript Source Invited Manuscript
All Author List Pravinkumar G Patil
Funding Agency and Grant Number
Corresponding Author Pravinkumar G Patil, Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Government Dental College and Hospital, GMC Campus, Nagpur, MH 440003, India. pravinandsmita@yahoo.co.in
Key Words Maxillofacial prosthesis; Maxillectomy; Obturator prosthesis
Core Tip This article highlights a technique to fabricate a surgical obturator that duplicates patient’s original tissue form including teeth, alveolus and palatal tissues. Make patient feel unaware of surgical deformity. The obturator prosthesis fabricated with this technique supports soft tissues and minimizes the scar contracture. We have clinically tried this technique in 11 patients. Patients’ satisfaction level was recorded on visual analogue scale (VAS) and it ranges between 74% and 94% (with average of 87%). Four different prosthodontists have visually evaluated facial asymmetry of patients at 6 months recall and their average perception on VAS varies between 71% and 93% (with average of 84%).
Publish Date 2013-11-19 17:17
Citation Patil PG. Surgical obturator duplicating original tissue-form restores esthetics and function in oral cancer. World J Stomatol 2013; 2(4): 97-102
URL http://www.wjgnet.com/2218-6263/full/v2/i4/97.htm
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.5321/wjs.v2.i4.97
Full Article (PDF) WJS-2-97.pdf
Manuscript File 3601-Review.doc
Answering Reviewers 3601-Answering reviewers.pdf
Copyright License Agreement 3601-Copyright assignment.pdf
Peer-review Report 3601-Peer review(s).pdf
Scientific Editor Work List 3601-Scientific editor work list.doc