Azad Ali Azad, Muhammad Amjad, Mubashir Sharif, Aqeel Ibrahim, Syed Hammad Hasan.
Pattern of Acquired Postsurgical Maxillary Defects for Prosthodontics Rehabilatation in Patient at AFID.
J Pak Dent Assoc Jan ;20(1):35-9.

OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the pattern of acquired postsurgical maxillary defects for Prosthodontics rehabilitation in patients at AFID. METHODOLOGY: A descriptive study was conducted in the Department of Prosthodontics, Armed Forces Institute of Dentistry from January 2002 to February 2010. A total of 38 acquired postsurgical maxillary defect patients referred from Oral & Maxillofacial surgery department, with an age ranging between 37-75 years and a mean age of 56 years were included in the study. Among these 28 (73.68%) were male and 10 (26.31%) were female. These Acquired postsurgical maxillary defects were classified according to Aramany Classification system. RESULT: It was observed that 17 (44%) of all patients had unilateral maxillary defects (class I) while 8 (21%) defects were class II. Class III and class V defects were equally found. Unilateral maxillary defect (class I) was most commonly found and class VI defect was least commonly seen in study sample. CONCLUSION: Oral rehabilitation of orofacial cancer patient is a challenge for the prosthodontists in term of defect prostheses design and its periodic care. The Aramany classification is helpful in providing basic design framework and enhances communication among prosthodontists.

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