Japanese Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Online ISSN : 2186-1579
Print ISSN : 0021-5163
ISSN-L : 0021-5163
A case of cicatricial microstomia
Tomoyoshi AsoHirofumi MURASEHirohiko TAIRAKanji KITAMURAKinai TOMITAMasaaki Kanazawa
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1989 Volume 35 Issue 6 Pages 1531-1534


Loss of the mouth may occur in electrical burns, chemical burns, tumor excisions etc. This report describes a case of cicatricial microstomia. The patient was a 69 year old man who had suffered severe burns on the lower part of his face approximately 3 years ago. The patient found it difficult to wear dentures and eat. Elongation of the corners of the mouth was required for this reason. A modification of the method of Kazanjian and Converse for elongation of the oral fissure was applied. A vertical line dropped from the pupil of the eye was utilized to extend the oral fissure.

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