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Chinese Journal of Dental Research
Chin J Dent Res 13 (2010), No. 1     30. June 2010
Chin J Dent Res 13 (2010), No. 1  (30.06.2010)

Page 67-69, PubMed:20936195


One-stage Operation for Norma-induced Bilateral Ankylosis Accompanied with Mouth Verrucous Carcinoma - a Case Report and Review of Literature
Lu, Xu Guang / Cai, Zhi Gang / Zhang, Yi / Sun, Yong Gang
A rare case of a male patient who suffered from noma with sequelae of ankylosis in bilateral temporomandibular joints for 52 years and a neoplasm in the right commissure of the lips for 1 year, was operated on to resolve the ankylosis, remove the neoplasm and reconstruct the soft tissue defect with a forearm flap through a one-stage operation. The neoplasm pathology was verrucous carcinoma.

Keywords: noma, ankylosis, forearm flap, verrucous carcinoma