, Volume 41, Issue 3, pp 104-107

Tongue flap in oral submucous fibrosis

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Abstract

A perspective study of role of lateral tongue flap operation in cases with trismus due to oral submucous fibrosis has been carried out. This study includes pre and post-operative evaluation of 21 cases. The results of this procedure have been discussed. The findings of the present study can be summarised as follows :

  1. In all 21 cases have been treated with follow-up of maximum 3 years and minimum 2 months.

  2. Two types of lateral tongue flaps i.e. anteriorly based and posteriorly based are tried.

  3. The relief of trisums in all cases was satisfactory.

  4. No handicap in the form of restricted mobility of tongue or distortion of speech etc. was noted.