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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 869-874

Management for oral submucous fibrosis - A comprehensive review


1 Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Madha Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Maduravoyal, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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T Vijayavel
Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Madha Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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OSMF is characterized by inflammation and progressive fibrosis of the lamina propria. Further it has characterized by juxtaepithelial fibrosis, along with atrophy or hyperplasia of overlying epithelium and accumulation of hyalinized collagen beneath the basement membrane with a progressive loss of vascularity. Based on the clinical involvement, management is proceeded. This premalignant condition is managed with Steroids, antioxidants, peripheral vasodilators, placental extracts, INF-γ, turmeric, lycopene, hyalurunidase, collagenase, chymotrypsin, physiotherapies, surgical treatments. But an ideal treatment is one which provides no morbidity, reduces the symptoms, reverses the changes in oral mucosa and completely cures OSMF. This article highlights about various treatment modalities in OSMF.


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