Laser in the management of stenosing oropharyngeal scleroma.

K. Albuquerque, R. Kannan, S. A. Pradhan

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Abstract

We present here our experience of laser for the management of stenosed oropharyngeal scleroma. The diagnosis of scleroma was made 14 years ago and the patient underwent repeated procedures like dilatation, diathermy excision of adhesions and cryosurgery during this period. He attended our out-patient department with complaints of dysphagia and difficulty in breathing, progressing to stridor. On examination, severe oropharyngeal stenosis due to cicatrization extending between the base of the tongue and the post-pharyngeal wall was seen. Using CO2 laser, cicatrix was released by making radial cuts and the oropharyngeal opening was widened. No tracheostomy was needed; no blood loss occurred and the patient was discharged on the next day.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)138-141
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of postgraduate medicine
Volume38
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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