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Revista Colombia Médica
Universidad del Valle - Facultad de Salud
ISSN: 0120-8322
EISSN: 1657-9534
Vol. 39, No. 1s1, 2008, pp. 64-68
Bioline Code: rc08023
Full paper language: Spanish
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Revista Colombia Médica, Vol. 39, No. 1s1, 2008, pp. 64-68

 en Comisuroplasty in a patient with microstomia caused by oral burn
Sánchez, Nora Beatriz

Abstract

A case of a 63 year old woman with microstomia caused by accidental swallowing of a chemical substance when she was a child is presented. The small mouth opening didn´t let her smile or receive dental services and decreased her life quality. She is remitted to Plastic Surgery Service, where an excision of scar contracture with W-plasty and bilateral commisuroplasty were made, improving oral opening from 2.5 to 4.8 cm and providing a better social environment and life quality.

Keywords
Microstomía; Comisuroplastia; Quemadura bucal.

 
 es Comisuroplastia en un caso de microstomía debida a quemadura bucal
Sánchez, Nora Beatriz

Resumen

Se describe el caso de una mujer de 63 años con microstomía ocasionada por la ingesta accidental en la infancia de una sustancia química. La poca apertura oral que le imposibilitaba sonreír además de impedirle el acceso a los procedimientos odontológicos, alteraba su calidad de vida. Es remitida al Servicio de Cirugía Plástica donde se le reseca la brida cicatrizal con «W»-plastia, comisuroplastia bilateral y como se logra ampliar su orificio oral de 2.5 a 4.8 cm, se resuelven los síntomas principales con mejoría del factor social y de la calidad de vida.

Palabras-clave
Microstomia; Commisuroplasty; Oral burn.

 
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