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Indian Journal of Surgery
Medknow Publications on behalf of Association of Surgeons of India
ISSN: 0972-2068
Vol. 64, No. 6, 2002, pp. 520-522
Bioline Code: is02009
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Surgery, Vol. 64, No. 6, 2002, pp. 520-522

 en Case Report - Cancrum Oris: A Single Stage Correction of Ankylosis of Jaw and Cheek Fistula Defect
Collin Roy, Prabir Kumar Jash, R. N. Podder


A 55-year-old lady presented with trismus and full thickness oral defect exposing upper and lower row of teeth. This was a sequel of the cancrum oris that she had had in the childhood. The operative intervention consisted of radical excision of scar tissue, release of bony block of right temporo-mandibular joint ankylosis and the cheek fistula defect was corrected in two layers by bipaddled island pectoralis major myocutaneous flap. The correction of jaw ankylosis and the flap cover was done in a single stage and is presented in details.

Cancrum oris, noma, pectoralis major myocutaneous flap

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