Rapid Communication| Volume 24, ISSUE 1, P6-8, July 1967

Use of an anticholinergic drug in the closure of an orofacial fistula due to noma

Report of a case
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      A case has been presented in which closure of an orofacial fistula was achieved with the help of an anticholinergic drug, which was given mainly for its antisialogogue properties. This case was unusual since, in view of the patient's age and medical condition, it appeared that very little could be done intraorally to the necrotic bone in the left posterior area of the mandible or the adjacent tissue. I believe that the draining saliva would have kept this tract open postoperatively as it had prior to the surgical procedure.
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