Laser treatment of Oral leukoplakia in Jubilee Hospital, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
Various treatment procedures for oral leukoplakia have been reported. However, after some treatments, oral leukoplakia may show recurrence and/or malignant transformation, even following complete resection. Furthermore, patients with oral leukoplakia may develop new lesions in other oral cavity locations. Laser surgery for oral mucosal lesions has been reported to have many advantages, and it is widely used in the treatment of oral leukoplakia.
Laser excision/ vaporization are suitable for leukoplakia in the tongue and buccal mucosa. Management of oral leukoplakia prevents not only recurrence and malignant transformation, but also postoperative dysfunction. I believe that laser surgery is an excellent procedure which can be done as a day case procedure under local anesthetic.
Biopsy of suspected area must be done same time.
The wound healing process after laser surgery is very fast and no significant complications are observed. . The CO2 laser has provided a promising new approach in the management of these lesions with excellent wound healing .
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Jubilee Hospital Trivandrum- Timing
Clinic hours: 8AM -1 PM Mon-Wed-Friday
(Operation Days: Tue-Thu-and Saturdays)
Patient can be seen on operation days with prior appointment from 2-4PM.
For Appointment- call 0471-2334561/62/63/64, 6452020,407822 Fax-0471-2330925