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CASE REPORT
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43-45

Nasal prosthesis for a patient with mammalian bite injury


Department of Prosthodontics, SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Sattur, Dharwad - 580 009, Karnataka, India

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Satyabodh S Guttal
Department of Prosthodontics, SDM College of dental Sciences and Hospital, Sattur, Dharwad - 580 009, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-4052.32518

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Maxillofacial trauma refers to any injury to the face or jaw caused by physical force, the presence of foreign objects, animal or human bites or burns. Animal bites to the face are generally caused by the attacks of mammals like dogs, donkeys, bear and wolf. Since an individual's self-image and self-esteem are often derived from his or her own facial appearance, any injury affecting these features requires particular attention. We present here a case of prosthetic rehabilitation for destructed nasal cartilage caused by a bear bite. The patient was treated with a nasal prosthesis made with acrylic resin, which provided acceptable esthetics and psychological benefit to the patient. Spectacle glasses helped to retain the prosthetic nose.


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