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.