FIBRE OPTIC INTUBATION AND SUB MENTAL FLAP RECONSTRUCTION IN CASE OF ORAL SUBMUCOUS FIBROSIS WITH MINIMAL MOUTH OPENING.

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Prashansa Gaikwad
Ruchika Tiwari
Shilpa Srivastava
Sohini Gupta
Hardik Gupta

Keywords

Oral submucous fibrosis, fibreoptic intubation, reduced mouth opening, submental flap

Abstract

Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is mainly associated with betel nut and tabacco chewing and is a premalignant condition of buccal mucosa. Inflammation, increased deposition of submucosal collagen and progressive fibrosis of the submucosal tissues resulting in marked rigidity which increasingly limit mouth opening are characteristic features of OSMF. This case report discusses the anaesthetic and surgical management of a 25year old male patient with 08mm mouth opening who was operated with submucosal fibrectomy and reconstruction with submental artery flap.

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