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Management of Oral Submucous Fibrosis with Intralesional Injection of Hyaluronidase and Dexamethasone: A Case Report

Thamizhp P Guna, Ramanujam Sathyanarayanan, Rilna Pilavullathil, Nithin J Jude, Raghu Kumaravel, C Selvakumar, S Bharathi

Keywords : Dexamethasone, Hyaluronidase, Intralesional injection, Oral submucous fibrosis, Trismus

Citation Information : Guna TP, Sathyanarayanan R, Pilavullathil R, Jude NJ, Kumaravel R, Selvakumar C, Bharathi S. Management of Oral Submucous Fibrosis with Intralesional Injection of Hyaluronidase and Dexamethasone: A Case Report. 2020; 10 (2):41-42.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10083-0924

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 04-02-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is a chronic premalignant condition more common. It occurs mostly due to betel quid chewing. The characteristic feature of OSMF is the progressive hyalinization of the submucosa. Resistance and progression are the factors that attributes to its nature of affecting the entire mucosa. It causes reduction in mouth opening gradually, which can extend to the pharynx. It is a potentially malignant condition causing fibrosis of the connective tissues. Although medical treatment provides only symptomatic, optimal doses of injection with corticosteroids, hyaluronidase, and local anesthesia locally produced significant reduction in the clinical symptoms. This article is to report a case of OSMF, which was treated similarly and had better results than either agents used individually.


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