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Post-surgical Extraoral Commissure Stent for Correction of Microstomia in a Child with Chemical Burns: A Clinical Report

Nidhi Mangtani, Gunjan Pruthi, Veena Jain

Keywords : Burns, Microstomia, Novel impression technique, Stent

Citation Information : Mangtani N, Pruthi G, Jain V. Post-surgical Extraoral Commissure Stent for Correction of Microstomia in a Child with Chemical Burns: A Clinical Report. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2019; 53 (1):38-41.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1310

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


ABSTRACT An 8-year-old male child presented with long-standing microstomia due to chemical burns six months before reporting to us. Challenges and limitations were difficult intraoral and extraoral impressions, partially erupted and carious teeth along with financial constraints and unavailability for frequent follow-ups as the patient hailed from a distant place with poor accessibility. Microstomia was treated surgically followed by delivery of removable acrylic extraoral commissure stent to prevent lip adhesions in the post-surgical phase. Fabrication technique of the appliance was innovative, and it involved a new technique for making an impression of the oral commissures. The appliance was effective, economical, easy to fabricate and required minimal follow-up visits and adjustments.

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