PROSTHODONTIC MANAGEMENT OF A PATIENT WITH UNILATERAL FACIAL PARALYSIS AFTER RESECTION OF VESTIBULAR SCHWANNOMA WITH A MODIFIED DESIGN OF CHEEK PLUMPER ON MAXILLARY COMPLETE DENTURE – A CASE REPORT
*Dr. Sanjayagouda B. Patil, Dr. Sankar Madhavan, Dr. Abhijit Anil Tambe and Dr. Ashmi Sebastian
Acoustic neuroma or vestibular schwannoma is a benign tumor arising from the eighth cranial nerve in the internal auditory canal and cerebellopontine angle. The consequences of surgical removal of acoustic neuroma include hearing loss and facial palsy. Palliative treatment for permanent facial paralysis includes modifications of denture to provide support to cheek like padding for buccal flanges, spring loaded acrylic flanges and magnet retained cheek plumpers. The present case report deals with prosthodontic rehabilitation of a patient with unilateral facial paralysis after resection of acoustic neuroma.
Keywords: Vestibular schwannoma; unilateral facial paralysis, maxillary complete denture, cheek plumper.
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