Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : September | Volume : 10 | Issue : 9 | Page : ZD14 - ZD16

A Unique Flask Design for Processing Cranial Prosthesis Using Heat Cured Acrylic - A Case Report ZD14-ZD16

Godwin Clovis Da Costa, Meena Ajay Aras, Paul Chalakkal

Dr. Paul Chalakkal,
Assistant Professor, Department of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, Goa Dental College & Hospital,
Bambolim, Goa - 403202, India.

In a 30 year old male patient, the absence of a cranial bone fragment had left the brain covered only by dura mater, subcutaneous tissue and scalp, resulting in aesthetic and functional impairment. A prosthetic replica of the bone fragment made of PMMA (Polymethylmethacrylate) was fabricated using a unique flask design that consisted of a medium sized stainless steel instrument tray with lid, four large headed screws and a C clamp, since the prosthesis was too big to be invested in a conventional flask.