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Minerva Stomatologica 2000 September;49(9):431-8

language: Italian

Necrotic lesions of the oral cavity in chronic leukemia. Laser-CO2 treatment

Cozzolino A., Capuano A., Santoro V.


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The main characteristics of oral necrotic lesions in leukemia and the treatment and consequence of these pathologies are described. These lesions are classified as noma-like lesions, necrotic gangrenous ulcers of the oral cavity mucosa appearing in severe organic diseases. A new therapeutical approach in the treatment of oral necrotic lesions in chronic leukemia by the use of CO2 laser is tried and a case with the results obtained is presented.

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