Hemangiopericytoma and its prosthetic rehabilitative process - A case report
Hemangiopericytoma is a vascular neoplasm characterized by the proliferation of capillaries surrounded by masses of round or spindle-shaped cells. The mode of treatment for these lesions is surgical excision. The surgical ablative treatment of these types of cases may sometimes cause facial disfigurement and lip incompetence for which facial prostheses could serve as a viable definitive treatment. In patients with incompetent lips due to surgical excision, the unsupported impression material can slip inside and cause respiratory distress, making the procedure an impossible task. In order to avoid the respiratory distress due to slippage of material and to hold the breathing tubes for proper ventilation a putty material was used as an alternative. The material when set become hard enough to resist the alginate material from slipping inside and stabilizes the breathing tubes in the centre for proper breathing by the patient while the impression is made.