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ABSTRACT: The review of the scientific literature, concerning contemporary treatment methods and materials of the post-resection defects of facial bones and surrounding soft tissues in cancer patients is presented in this article. The aloplastic endoprostheses, removable post-resection intraoral prostheses, fixed on implants and ectoprostheses, which are reconstructing the defects of soft facial tissues, are analysed more broadly. The advantages and leaks of these treatment methods are discussed, taking into account the problems, which are faced by the patients after the surgical and radiological treatment of malignant tumours of face and jaws. According to the data of Institute of Oncology, Vilnius University and Kaunas Medical University Clinics, from the beginning of the 1999 till the end of the 2000, 63 patients needed the rehabilitation after the treatment of the malignant tumours of face and jaws.