Mon, 20 Nov 2017

Oral Submucous Fibrosis Management of Two Cases

 

Ramachandran Sudarshan*1, Rajeshwari G.Annigeri2, G. Sree Vijayabala3,

1. Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Best Dental Science College, Madurai.

2. Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology , College of Dental Sciences & Hospital,, Davangere,

3. Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Thai Moogambikai Dental College and Hospital, Chennai


 

ABSTRACT

 

Oral submucous fibrosis is a potentially malignant disorder with increased potential for malignant transformation. Major etiological factor for causation of OSMF is betel quid and gutka chewing habit. Patient with OSMF usually complains of burning sensation in the oral cavity and progressive difficulty in opening the mouth. Several management strategies have been tried in the treatment of OSMF and steroids are usually the mainstay of treatment for OSMF.  These case reports portray the etiology, clinical features and management of these cases.

Keywords: Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF), Steroids, Blanching, Mouth opening


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