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10. August 2017

Geistlich Mucograft® for improving wound repair after mucosal biopsy

Mucosal biopsies are required to obtain a definitive histological diagnosis of potentially malignant oral disorders. A current study shows that Geistlich Mucograft® is an effective option for circumventing the need for a graft from the hard palate.

The possibility of early detection of precancerous and cancerous lesions makes the oral cavity a favorite location as it facilitates access for a full examination. A multicenter series of cases has evaluated a new clinical use of Geistlich Mucograft® to improve the repair of wound healing after the biopsy of an oral lesion, thus avoiding additional local anesthesia and further surgical trauma when harvesting a graft from the donor site.

Good perspectives for the future

Despite the limited number of patients involved (3), this follow-up study at six months has shown the benefits of Geistlich Mucograft® in terms of healing effectiveness evaluated by the restitution ad integrum of the soft-tissue with regard to color, bleeding and swelling.

The big advantage of the collagen matrix here is that it proves to be a valid alternative to harvesting palatal or soft-tissue graft for the management of oral disease of both the hard and soft palate, simplifying the surgical procedure and reducing the patients’ discomfort.

Reference:

Laino L, et al.: Int J Clin Exp Med 2017; 10(5): 8363-8368.

 

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