Palatopharyngeal function rehabilitation after partial maxillectomy with an obturator combined with speech aid: a clinical report
AbstractA palatal defect may result from surgical resection, and its consequences could include difficulty in speech and nasal regurgitation of food and liquids. An obturator combined to speech aid prosthesis can improve nasal emission during speech, and assist in preventing nasal regurgitation of food. This article presents a clinical report of the reconstruction of palatopharyngeal function by prosthetic obturator and speech aid.
Spiro RH, Strong EW, Shah JP. Maxillectomy and its classification. Head & Neck.1997;19(4):309-14.
Bohle G 3rd, Rieger J, Huryn J, Verbel D, Hwang F, Zlotolow I. Efficacy of speech aid prostheses for acquired defects of the soft palate and velopharyngeal inadequacy-clinical assessments and cephalometric analysis: a Memorial Sloan-Kettering Study: Head & Neck 2005;27(3):195-207.
The Glossary of Prosthodontic Terms, 7thedition.J Prost Dent. 1999;81:39–110.
Beumer J III, Curtis TA, Firtell DN.Maxillofacial Rehabilitation. Prosthodontic and Surgical Considerations. St. Louis: Mosby Co,1979.
Shifman A, Finkelstein Y, Nachmani A, Ophir D.Speech-aid prostheses for neurogenic velopharyngeal incompetence. The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. 2000;83(1):99-106.
Academy of Prosthodontics. Glossary of prosthodontic terms. J Prosthet Dent. 1999;81:41.
Abreu A, Levy D, Rodriguez E, Rivera I. Oral rehabilitation of a patient with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate using an implant- retained speech-aid prosthesis: Clinical report. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2007;44:673-677.
Jacob RF, King G. Indirect retainers in soft palate obturator design. The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. 1990;63(3):311-5.
Tuna SH, Pekkan G, Gumus HO, Aktas A.Prosthetic rehabilitation of velopharyngeal insufficiency: pharyngeal obturator prostheses with different retention mechanisms. European Journal of Dentistry. 2010;4(1):81-7.
Psillakis JJ, Wright RF, Toothaker RW. A simple, expeditious method for placement of thermoplastic impression material for speech aid prostheses. The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.1999;81(2):247-8.
Khan Z. Soft palate obturator prosthesis made with visible light-cured resin. J Prosthet Dent.1989;62:671–3.
Chambers MS, Lemon JC, Martin JW. Obturator of the partial soft palate defect. J Prosthet Dent.2004;91:75–9.
Chau-Hsiang W, I-Yeuh H, Je-Kang D, Jen-Hao C, Huey-Er L, Ka-Wo L, et al. Reconstruction of the soft palate in oral cancer to repair an operative defect with speech aid prosthesis: a case report. Kaohsiung J Med Sci October. 2007;23(10).
Ortegon SM, Martin JW, Lewin JS. A hollow delayed surgical obturator for a bilateral subtotal maxillectomy patient: a clinical report. The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 2008;99(1):14-8.
A signature of author below certifies compliance with the following statements:
Copyright transfer; in signing this Agreement:
1. I hereby warrant that this article is an original work, has not been published before and is not being considered for publication elsewhere in its final form either in printed or electronic form;
2. I hereby warrant that you have obtained permission from the copyright holder to reproduce in the Article (in all media including print and electronic form) material not owned by you, and that you have acknowledged the source;
3. I hereby warrant that this article contains no violation of any existing copyright, moral rights or other third party right or any material of an obscene, indecent, defamatory or otherwise unlawful nature and that to the best of your knowledge this Article does not infringe the rights of others;
4. I hereby warrant that in the case of a multi-authored Article you have obtained, in writing, authorization to enter into this Agreement on their behalf and that all co-authors have read and agreed the terms of this agreement;
5. I warrant that any formula or dosage given is accurate and will not if properly followed injure any person;
6. I have made a significant scientific contribution to the study and I have read the complete manuscript and take responsibility for the content and completeness of the final surmised manuscript;
7. I will indemnify and keep indemnified the Editors, the Journal's Editor against all claims and expenses (including legal costs and expenses) arising from any breach of this warranty and the other warranties on your behalf in this Agreement.
Conflict of interest disclosure
All institutional or corporeal affixations of mine and all funding sources for the study are acknowledged. I certify that I have no commercial association that might represent a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted manuscript.