Current protocols in the management of oral submucous fibrosis: An update
SourceJournal of Oral Pathology & Medicine, 46, 6, (2017), pp. 418-423
Article / Letter to editor
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
SubjectRadboudumc 9: Rare cancers RIHS: Radboud Institute for Health Sciences
Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is a debilitating condition of oral cavity which has significant potential for malignant transformation. In spite of over 20 years of research, the pathogenesis of the condition is still obscure and no single management modality is effective. Many OSMF treatment protocols have been proposed to alleviate the signs and symptoms of the disorder and there is overwhelming evidence that as areca nut is primary cause, stopping its use may have a considerable effect on symptoms rather than reversing pre-existing fibrosis. We present a review of the current protocols for managing OSMF.
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