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The International Journal of Prosthodontics

Edited by George A. Zarb, BChD, DDS, MS, MS, FRCD(C)

ISSN 0893-2174

January/February 1996
Volume 9 , Issue 1

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Techniques for making spacers in interstitial brachytherapy for tongue cancer


Pages: 95-98
PMID: 8630183

The use of a spacer has been recommended in interstitial brachytherapy for tongue cancer to reduce the radiation dose to the mandible. This article describes the development of two types of acrylic resin spacers, a mouth guard-type spacer for dentate patients, and a replica denture-type spacer for edentulous patients. These spacers can be used without suture retention are comfortable for patients.

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