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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 17-22

Cryosurgery: A simple tool to address oral lesions

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Hitkarini Dental College, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 RIMS Dental College, Imphal, Manipur, India
3 Private Practitioner, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/ccd.ccd_708_17

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Aim: The study was aimed at evaluating the efficacy of cryosurgery in the management of oral mucosal lesions. Time taken for healing, postoperative pain, secondary infection, and recurrence of lesion was evaluated. Materials and Methods: A total of 30 patients with oral mucosal lesions were included in the study. The patients were evaluated for pain and postoperative infection which was documented on the 1st, 3rd, 7th, 21st day after the procedure. Other parameters such as healing time and scarring were assessed at 21st day. Recurrence of the lesion was evaluated in the 3rd and 6th postoperative month. All these data were statistically evaluated. Results: The pain and swelling which reduced mainly during the 7th postoperative day which was highly significant. The discomfort of the patient was relatively less. Only three patients showed delayed healing out of all patients. Recurrence of lesion was noted in two cases which conclude to about 6.7%. Conclusion: The cryosurgery is overall a better modality for treatment of oral lesions as it is more reasonable with adequate success. The procedure is relatively more acceptable and has shown to have a faster recovery.

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