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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants



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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 25 (2010), No. 4     15. July 2010
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 25 (2010), No. 4  (15.07.2010)

Page 808-812, PubMed:20657878

Rehabilitation of the Nose Using CAD/CAM and Rapid Prototyping Technology After Ablative Surgery of Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Pilot Clinical Report
Ciocca, Leonardo / De Crescenzio, Francesca / Fantini, Massimiliano / Scotti, Roberto
Restoration of a nasal defect after ablative surgery for squamous cell carcinoma necessitates replacing the missing volume and anchoring a prosthesis to the patient's face. This report describes the failure of plastic reconstructive surgery after ablation of a squamous cell cancer of the nose and the esthetic and functional restoration of the patient with a nasal prosthesis. The process of making an implant-supported prosthesis using digital technology, including digitized anatomic models from a "nose library," and the rapid prototyping of the mesiostructure for bar anchorage and of the mold for silicone processing are presented.

Keywords: computer-aided design, computer-assisted manufacture, maxillofacial prosthesis, nasal prosthesis, rapid prototyping