Prosthetic rehabilitation via silicone nasal prosthesis with internal alar support following partial rhinectomy: A short communication

Academic Article


  • Purpose: To describe prosthetic rehabilitation following partial rhinectomy with use of a novel retentive internal nasal keeper piece. Materials and Methods: The reported novel nasal keeper piece engaged the intact inferior portions of the major alar cartilages and the alar fibrofatty tissues to aid in retention of the prosthesis. Results/Conclusion: The reported prosthesis utilizes a retentive mechanism not previously reported in the literature to maximize function and esthetics.
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    Author List

  • Walma DAC; Seidenfaden JC; Mourad F; Kase MT
  • Start Page

  • 208
  • End Page

  • 210
  • Volume

  • 32
  • Issue

  • 2