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A Novel Method for Retention of an Orbital Prosthesis in a Case with Continuous Maxillary and Orbital Defect

By Gunjan Pruthi, Veena Jain and Swati Sikka


Exenteration of the orbital contents as well as removal of a part of maxilla with an ablative surgery for the removal of a malignant tumor can severely affect a person in terms of function, esthetics and psychological trauma. A well-retained, user-friendly, removable maxillofacial prosthesis is the key to successful prosthetic rehabilitation in such cases. Various retentive techniques include using spectacle frame, conformers, adhesives, osseointegrated implants, magnets or buttons. This paper describes a novel technique for retention of silicone orbital prosthesis using acrylic resin base attached to maxillary obturator with the help of pin and socket of an electric plug wherein the latter is attached to the eye prosthesis with the help of a mechanical undercut. This helps in better retention of both the prostheses

Topics: Clinical Report
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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