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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 85-86

Diode laser in submucous fibrosis: A case series with successful outcome

Super Specialty Clinic, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Dattaprasad P Dadhe
Super Specialty Clinic, 1315, Sadashiv Peth, Pune - 411 030 Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-2868.124271

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Oral submucous fibrosis is a premalignant condition which affects the submucosal layer of oral mucous membrane. Trismus is the most severe presentation of this disease which jeopardizes the nutrition status of the individual. To achieve the adequate mouth opening, the complete release of fibrotic tissue is essential. However, incising the fibrotic tissue with a conventional blade or electrocautery can cause bleeding, delayed healing, and recurrence of fibrosis. In this study, we have used diode laser for the fibrotomy with satisfactory results and disease-free follow-up of 1 year.

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