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Dent. J. 2014, 2(4), 142-154; doi:10.3390/dj2040142

Oronasal Fistula and Complete Edentulism: What to Do?

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Dental Officer, Guru Nanak Dev Dental Hospital, Sultanpur Lodhi, Kapurthala 144626, Punjab, India
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Medical Officer, ECHS Polyclinic, Kapurthala 144601, Punjab, India
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Received: 19 August 2014 / Revised: 26 October 2014 / Accepted: 13 November 2014 / Published: 5 December 2014
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Abstract

Oronasal fistula is an internal fistula which represents an abnormal epitheliazed tract between oral and nasal cavity, thus impairing associated functions of deglutition and speech by nasal regurgitation of fluid and nasal speech respectively, besides risk of nasal infection resulting from food lodgement. This paper provides a brief yet definitive insight on the etiology, diagnosis and surgical closure of oronasal fistula along with a case report and discussion on prosthodontic rehabilitation of a 65 year old female with an iatrogenic oronasal fistula developed as a result of maxillary molar extraction using a complete metal based denture. View Full-Text
Keywords: denture; extraction; oronasal fistula; rehabilitation denture; extraction; oronasal fistula; rehabilitation
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Kaur, P.; Kaur, J. Oronasal Fistula and Complete Edentulism: What to Do? Dent. J. 2014, 2, 142-154.

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