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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 390-394

Prosthetic rehabilitation of a total laryngectomy patient


1 Department of Prosthodontics, Subharti Dental College, Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Kalka Dental College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Endodontics, Subharti Dental College, Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Pulkit Jain
Department of Prosthodontics, Subharti Dental College, Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh - 250005
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-4052.164912

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The fundamental objective in restoring a defect created after total laryngectomy with a custom made silicone prosthesis is to enable the patient to cope better with the difficult process of rehabilitation after a major surgery has been performed. A cosmetically acceptable prosthesis that reproduces the color and form and allows the patient to return to his/her accustomed lifestyle. A sequence of steps for construction of custom-made laryngeal prosthesis is outlined in this case report using the readily available materials and method which any prosthodontist can readily understand and deliver.


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