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Use of Buccal Fat Pad for Treatment of Oral Submucous Fibrosis.
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PMID:  21549481     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to clinically evaluate the application of pedicled buccal fat pad (BFP) in the surgical management of stage III and IV oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-eight cases of clinically and histologically diagnosed cases of OSMF were divided into 2 groups: group I (n = 15) and group II (n = 13), corresponding to clinical stage III and stage IV, respectively. All the patients underwent incision of fibrotic bands and coverage of the buccal defect with a pedicled BFP flap. Both groups were analyzed separately for mouth opening (interincisal distance in millimeters) preoperatively and 1 year postoperatively, time taken for epithelialization of BFP, time taken for establishment of normal contour, and changes in symptoms (painful ulcerations, burning sensation, and intolerance to spices) 1 year after grafting. RESULTS: The mean preoperative mouth opening was 19.6 mm (SD, 2.43) in group I and 12.92 mm (SD, 1.21) in group II. The mean postoperative mouth opening after 1 year was 35 mm in group I (SD, 1.96) and 31.76 mm in group II (SD, 1.97). The time taken for epithelialization of BFP was 4 weeks in group I and 5 weeks in group II. The mean time taken for establishment of normal contour after grafting was 12.25 weeks (SD, 1.42) in group I and 15.07 weeks (SD, 1.26) in group II. In 2 cases in group II, there was remission of painful ulcerations, burning sensation, and intolerance to spices. CONCLUSION: BFP is reliable for the treatment of OSMF.
Rohit Sharma; G K Thapliyal; Ramen Sinha; P Suresh Menon
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1531-5053     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
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Created Date:  2011-5-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8206428     Medline TA:  J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Graded Specialist, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Military Hospital, Jalandhar, India.
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