What is the role of surgery in the treatment of cheilitis granulomatosa?

Updated: Jun 21, 2018
  • Author: Alan Snyder; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Surgery and radiation have been used in treating cheilitis granulomatosa. Surgery alone is relatively unsuccessful. Reduction cheiloplasty with intralesional triamcinolone and systemic tetracycline offers the best results. [42] Medical therapy is necessary to maintain the results of reductive cheiloplasty during the postoperative period. [29] Give corticosteroid injections periodically after surgery to avoid an exaggerated recurrence.

Nerve decompression has been successful in the treatment of recurrent facial nerve palsy. [43]


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