Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Oral Prosthetic Rehabilitation of Individuals with Head and Neck Cancer: A Review of Current Practice

Author(s) H.A Leeper, PhD
David Gratton, DDS, MS
Volume 23
Number 3
Year 1999
Page(s) 117-133
Language English
Keywords oral
Abstract This article describes the methods and procedures for assessment of speech and oral function in individuals with oral cancer who are managed with prosthodontic appliances. The article also describes methodologies for the prosthetic management of individuals with maxillary and mandibular defects secondary to oral cancer. Surgical, dental, speech, and psychosocial aspects of counseling throughout the management process from presurgery to immediate postsurgery obturation and through the interim and the definitive dental prosthesis stages are described. Techniques for speech assessment that focus on interaction between the various speech “valves” in the vocal tract are defined relative to their use in documenting outcome measures for communication success.

Ce mémoire décrit les méthodes et les procédures employées dans l’évaluation de la parole et de la fonction orale chez les personnes atteintes d’un cancer buccal et qui sont traitées au moyen de prothèses dentaires. Le mémoire décrit les méthodologies de traitement par prothèse de personnes présentant des défauts maxillaires et mandibulaires dus à un cancer buccal. On décrit, aux diverses étapes du traitement, les aspects chirurgicaux, dentaires, psychosociaux et de la parole du counseling au cours de l’ensemble du traitement, depuis le stade pré-chirurgical jusqu’à l’obturation post-chirurgicale, ainsi qu’aux étapes des prothèses intérimaires et définitives. On définit les techniques d’évaluation de la parole qui mettent l’accent sur l’interaction entre les diverses « valves » de parole du tractus aérien, relativement à leur utilisation dans la documentation de la mesure des résultats de communication.
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