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Mandibular Nerve Block for Oral Cavity Examination and Upper Gastroscopy during Trismus Caused by Carcinoma of Tongue


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1 Yenepoya Medical College, Mangaluru, India

Trismus in oral cancer is defined as a tonic contraction of the muscles of mastication resulting from any abnormal condition or disease with mouth opening of ≤35 mm or as low as 0mm1. Its incidence varies greatly and results in difficulty in activities such as biting, chewing, swallowing and speaking and may further lead to poor oral hygiene, pain, weight loss, depression, difficult for doing medical screening and intervention. Overall it leads to decreased quality of life.

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Mandibular Nerve Block, Trismus, Oral Cancer, Mouth Examination, Gastroscopy.
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Harshitha Tayi
Yenepoya Medical College, Mangaluru, India
Ananth Rao
Yenepoya Medical College, Mangaluru, India
Padhmanabha Bhat
Yenepoya Medical College, Mangaluru, India

Abstract


Trismus in oral cancer is defined as a tonic contraction of the muscles of mastication resulting from any abnormal condition or disease with mouth opening of ≤35 mm or as low as 0mm1. Its incidence varies greatly and results in difficulty in activities such as biting, chewing, swallowing and speaking and may further lead to poor oral hygiene, pain, weight loss, depression, difficult for doing medical screening and intervention. Overall it leads to decreased quality of life.

Keywords


Mandibular Nerve Block, Trismus, Oral Cancer, Mouth Examination, Gastroscopy.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18311/isacon-Karnataka%2F2017%2FEP077