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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||International Journal of Prosthodontics|
|Publication status||Published - 1996 Dec 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery