The upper section of the jaw bone is maxilla. Maxillektomy is called surgery to cut the maxilla.
The treatment of oral cavity cancer (indoors of the mouth), nasal cavity (in the nose) and maxillary sinuses (pockets of the bones on the face) is available through maxillectomy.
Here are some maxillectomy types:
- Medial maxillectomy: removes the part of the maxillary near the nose. This can be accomplished by incising the face (chirurgical cut) or by using the nose instruments. Reconstructive activity is also not required.
- Maxillectomy infrastructure: removes the hard palate and lower portion of the maxilla and teeth (the mouth roof). The orbital floor (bone under the eye) does not need to be removed. It’s always necessary to do reconstructive surgery.
- Maxillectomy suprastructure: The top and orbital floors are separated (bone under the eye). Maxillectomy In certain cases, it can stay in place with the orbit (bone around the eye). Reconstructive surgery is required because of the removal of the eye.
- Subtotal maxillectomy: just extracts half of the maxilla by one of the above ways.
- Total maxillectomy. Along with the firm palate, orbital floor, the whole maxilla eliminates from one section of it (unilateral). After this operation, reconstructive surgery is required, probably with prosthesis.
In certain cases, chronic eye tearing is a concern depending on the procedure for the patients. It’s because the tubes usually drain tears because they are plugged. Your doctor will insert tiny tubes through the nose to allow the tears to drain. Additional surgery, including skin grafting, tracheostomy (tube / hole to breathe into the neck) and/or feeding the tube may be necessary.
Any such procedures demand that the roof of the mouth where the bone was inserted be packed with protheses (artificial) instruments. This allows for the usual feeding, voice and swallowing. A prothesis system may also be used to preserve skin grafts.
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