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Case Report: Magnetically retained silicone facial prosthesis

S Venugopalan, P Ariga, P Aggarwal, A Viswanath

Abstract


Patients with orocutaneous fistulas suffer from discomfort in terms of facial esthetics, food spill over and lack of psychological confidence to present them socially. Prosthetic camouflaging of facial defects and use of silicone maxillofacial material are the alternatives to the surgical retreatment. Silicone elastomers provide more options to clinician for customization of the facial prosthesis which is simple, esthetically good when coupled with bio magnets for retention.

Key words: Magnet retention, oro cutaneous fistula, silicone maxillofacial prosthesis




http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1119-3077.127575
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