Summer 1997 Mission

Mission Mission

Cancer in the maxillary sinus prompted surgeons to remove part of this patient's upper jawbone (right maxilla); since the tumor extended to his eye, the eye, eyelids and eye muscles had to be removed also. Mark A. Pigno, DDS, director of the Health Science Center's Maxillofacial Prosthesis Tertiary Care Center, and Ralph Montalvo, medical sculptor for the center, fabricated a silicone prosthesis (left photo); it was attached to the patient's face (right photo) with an adhesive.

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