Occlusion and weight change in a patient after esophagectomy: Success derived from restoration of occlusal support

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Abstract

Occlusal support may be an important factor affecting nutritional support after major surgery. This report presents a patient who gained body weight after receiving a new prosthesis. The patient was an 82-year-old man with thoracic esophageal carcinoma. He did not have occlusal support because of multiple caries lesions. His body weight slowly increased after surgery, but almost stopped in the period of 54 to 68 days after surgery. After treatment with dentures (day 72 postsurgery), body weight gain was observed again, although his medical treatment had not changed. An appropriate prosthesis could contribute to perioperative nutrition support and may lead to earlier recovery after surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)574-576
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Prosthodontics
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery

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