Sreepradha C1*, Vaishali MR2, Maria Priscilla David3 and Roopashri G2
1Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Medicine and Radiology, GDCRI, Bellary, India
2Reader, Department of Oral and Medicine and Radiology, M R Ambedkar Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, India
3Professor and HOD, Department of Oral and Medicine and Radiology, M R Ambedkar Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, India
*Corresponding Author: Sreepradha C, Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Medicine and Radiology, GDCRI, Bellary, India.
Received: August 13, 2021; Published: August 28, 2021
Oral squamous cell carcinoma has been ranked at the sixth position amongst the malignant neoplasms, with primarily the incidence of a precursor/pre-cancer such as oral leukoplakia, oral erythroplakia oral submucous fibrosis. The aetiology of OSMF is multifactorial and embraces local factors as well as systemic factors seen to affect retromolar region, buccal mucosa, followed by palatal fauces and uvula, soft palate, tongue later trailed by the labial mucosa. Clinical features include tongue stiffness, blanched mucosa, fibrosis, depigmented gingiva, rubbery soft palate with decreased mobility and blanched and atrophic tonsils, and shrunken bud like uvula with impairment of activities such as eating as well as other functional activities. Impaired hearing assessment is a part of the diagnostic protocol and is the most ignored part of diagnosis. Tympanometry and audiometry form a part of the hearing diagnostic tools and should be made a part of the same.
Keywords: Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Oral Submucous Fibrosis; Tympanometry; Inflammation; Disease; Audiometry
Citation: Sreepradha C., et al. “OSMF: Hearing Forfeiture by Fibrosis”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 5.9 (2021): 165-168.
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