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Otorinolaringologia 2020 June;70(2):57-60

DOI: 10.23736/S0392-6621.20.02254-7

Copyright © 2020 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

A review of prostheses fabricated for rehabilitation of nasal septal defect using digital workflow

Taseef H. FAROOK, Nafij B. JAMAYET

Maxillofacial Prosthetic Service, Prosthodontic Unit, School of Dental Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia



INTRODUCTION: The aim of this review was to determine the articles dealing with non-surgical prosthetic rehabilitation of nasal septal perforation published that incorporated digital workflow and evaluate their overall success in comparison with conventional methods.
EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Google Scholar, PubMed and Scopus index were searched for articles according to predetermined eligibility criteria within the timeframe of the last 15 years.
EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS: Only 5 studies were found which met the inclusion criteria and incorporated digital workflow. All 5 digital articles relied on CT scans as their source of data. While 3 authors used the scan data to create 3D printed models of the defect, one author traced the data manually. In all 4 articles, the final prosthesis was created using conventional methods. One author mentioned using an image processing software to digitally design the prosthesis. 74%-90% retention rates and 60-80% relief of symptoms were recorded across the selected articles.
CONCLUSIONS: If surgery is contraindicated, digitally fabricated prostheses have slightly better and consistent results than their conventional counterparts; but at an added cost incurred by the technique sensitive technology involved.


KEY WORDS: Nasal Septum; Maxillofacial prosthesis; Rehabilitation

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