Reconstruction of a total maxillectomy defect with a zygomatic implant-retained obturator

UÇKAN İ. S., Oguz Y., Uyar Y., Ozyesil A.

Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, vol.16, no.3, pp.485-489, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.scs.0000157306.54667.68
  • Journal Name: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.485-489
  • Keywords: fibrous dysplasia, zygoma implants obturator, maxilla
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Treatment options of maxillary fibrous dysplasia are surgical recontouring or total or partial maxillectomy depending on the site and behavior of the lesion. Among the reconstruction procedures, which include many surgical options, reconstruction using a maxillary obturator is the least invasive one. This report describes a case of aggressive maxillary fibrous dysplasia that was treated with a total maxillectomy and reconstructed with a malar implant-retained maxillary obturator.