'A Case Report: An Aesthetic Nasal Conformer'

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Manuscript Title:An aesthetic nasal conformer – a case report
Corresponding author
GunjanSingh Aswal MDS
Assistant lecturer
Department of restorative dentistry
Libyan international medical university
Benghazi, Libya
Email id – aswallibya@gmail.com
Mob no +91 9980744211

Second author
Dr Shashi Kiran Mohan Ram MDS
Senior lecturer
Department of oral medicine and radiology
Dayanadasagarcollege of dental sciences
Bangalore
Email id – drshashikiranm@yahoo.com

Third author
Dr Selvakumar MDS

Abstract
Nasal contractures due to burns can cause collapse of the nasal aperture, leading to airway obstruction, correction of which requires surgical and prosthetic intervention. Prosthetically, a nasal conformer is the treatment of choice. Unfortunately
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She reported that the incident occurred about 2 years ago when acid (sulphuric acid) used for checking the purity of milk in the milk centres splashed on the right side of her face. She was rushed to the nearby hospital where she received first aid. It included flushing of the damaged area with water and application of solution of bicarbonate of soda. As a definitive treatment, over a period of two years skin grafts were placed followed by coconut oil massage, steroid therapy, germ cell infiltration, laser therapy to tone the skin colour. However she complained of gradual constriction of her right nasal aperture and difficulty in breathing because of the closure.
As per our treatment plan, a nasal conformer was planned for the patient. She readily agreed for the same but requested that it be aesthetically acceptable and easy to wear. Hence it was decided to fabricate a nasal conformer using acrylic which is characterized to match the patient’s skin tone. A compressible nose stud, an ornament commonly worn by women in the Indian Sub-continent was chosen as a retentive aid for the nasal conformer making it more aesthetically appealing. The procedure is as

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