The prosthetic management of oral commissure burns

G. Richard Holt, Stephen Parel, David S. Richardson, Paul E. Kittle

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Abstract

The complications of electrical burn to the oral cavity include microstomia and cosmetic deformity. Surgical burn excision and repair by primary closure, skin grafts, or tongue flaps have recognized disadvantages. The use of intraoral fixed or removable appliances, or the extraoral facemask prosthesis, serves to maintain adequate commissure spacing and allows normal skin and mucosal healing to occur. Secondary commissuroplasties may be required after prosthetic management of the burn.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)407-411
Number of pages5
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume92
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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