Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Clinical Report| Volume 127, ISSUE 4, P660-663, April 2022

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Custom-fabricated nasal conformers and surgical stents in the management of midfacial acid burn injuries: A clinical report

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      Acid burn injuries in the midfacial region cause contracture of the skin and nasal aperture, which can lead to nasal airway obstruction. Management of such complicated situations requires a multidisciplinary approach, including prosthetic intervention. This article describes a clinical treatment for fabricating a custom nasal conformer for a 28-year-old man who presented with a history of an acid burn injury leading to obstructed external nares and fusion of the tip and columella of the nose with the philtrum of the upper lip. The prosthesis served the dual function of maintaining the nasal airway passage and preventing the contracture of the graft placed over the upper lip during reconstructive surgery.
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