Objectives. We report a case of orofacial granulomatosis successfully treated with low-level laser therapy ( LLLT). Study design. LLLT was delivered through a diode laser device (Lasemar Eufoton, Trieste, Italy) with the use of a 4-cm defocalized lens and power of 1 W. Treatment was administered in sessions of 5 irradiations of 1 minute each, with a 1-minute interval between 2 subsequent irradiations (power density 0.08 W/cm(2); fluence/application: 4.8 J/cm(2); fluence/ session: 24 J/cm(2)). Laser therapy was repeated 12 times (3 times per week). Results. After 2 weeks of LLLT applications, the patient reported an improvement of symptomatology as well as a decrease of labial swelling. Complete healing was observed after 1 month. The patient was followed for 2 years. No recurrence of swelling was observed during the follow-up. Conclusions. Advantages of the LLLT approach include an absence of side effects, analgesic properties (usually reported after first application), and good patient compliance.
Orofacial granulomatosis treated with low-level laser therapy: a case report / E. Merigo, C. Fornaini, M. Manfredi, M. Meleti, F. Alberici, L. Corcione, C. Buzio, J. Rocca, T. Ferri, P. Vescovi. - In: ORAL SURGERY, ORAL MEDICINE, ORAL PATHOLOGY AND ORAL RADIOLOGY. - ISSN 2212-4403. - 113:6(2012 Jun), pp. e25-29e.
|Titolo:||Orofacial granulomatosis treated with low-level laser therapy: a case report|
|Parole Chiave:||Melkersson-Rosenthal-syndrome; crohns-disease; irradiation; fibroblasts; thalidomide; infliximab; expession; management; releasse; growth|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/14 - Nefrologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||giu-2012|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oooo.2011.12.005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|