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Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology

Bilateral Inferiorly Based Nasolabial Flaps for the Management of “Oral Submucous Fibrosis”: A Case Report

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Author Details: Amit Sangle, Aruna Tambuwala, Ashvini Kishor Vadane, Shailly Dwivedi

Volume : 3

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2395-6194

Print ISSN : 2395-6186

Article First Page : 231

Article End Page : 233


Oral Submucous fibrosis [OSMF] is the premaligmant condition in which patient suffers from limited mouth opening and fibrous bands over buccal mucosa. Various medical and surgical modalities are being suggested in the literature for the management of OSMF. The present article reports one case of group III OSMF [as per classification by Khanna JN and Andrade NN (1995)] which was successfully managed in the department of “Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery” of M.A.Rangoonwala college of dental sciences and research centre, Pune. The surgical modality implemented was “bilateral release of fibrous bands [fibrotomy] ,coronoidectomy” and reconstruction at recipient site was done with bilateral nasolabial flaps.

Keywords: Inferiorly based nasolabial Flap, Oral Submucous Fibrosis [OSMF], Release of fibrous bands, Coronoidectomy, Management of OSMF.