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Maxillary occlusal splint following segmental mandibulectomy and osteocutaneous free flap reconstruction: A case report


1 Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
2 Miami Cancer Institute, Miami, FL, USA

Correspondence Address:
Evan B Rosen,
Miami Cancer Institute, 8900 N Kendall Drive, Miami, FL, 33176
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ams.ams_253_19

Postsurgical malocclusion is a possible sequela of care following segmental mandibulectomy and osteocutaneous free flap reconstruction. Patient-specific factors may make surgical correction an impossibility. In addition, conservative occlusal adjustments may be insufficient for correction of the occlusion. An alternative approach for the management of severe postoperative malocclusion is to fabricate a maxillary occlusal splint, which establishes interocclusal articulating surfaces and facilitates mastication. The purpose of this report is to demonstrate the technique and utility of a maxillary prosthesis to correct posttreatment malocclusion in the oncologic patient.


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