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Hairy intraoral flap - an unusual indication for laser epilation: a series of 5 cases and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21306803     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A variety of the flaps used to reconstruct defects of the head and neck region following surgery for malignant disease contain hair follicles that may result in unwanted hair growth. This can cause significant distress to the patients in a variety of ways. We report 5 cases of significant intraoral hair growth of which 4 cases were successfully managed with long-pulsed alexandrite laser. One patient was not treated due to technical difficulties. We review the literature on the management of hair growth on intraoral flaps.
Authors:
Tang Ngee Shim; Anthony Abdullah; Sean Lanigan; Christopher Avery
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-1940     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405235     Medline TA:  Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
The Birmingham Skin Centre, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, Dudley Road, Birmingham B18 7QH, United Kingdom.
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