An intraoral splint for the prevention of microstomia from facial burns.

Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries

PubMedID: 2031684

MacMillan AR, Oliver AJ, Richardson L, Reade PC. An intraoral splint for the prevention of microstomia from facial burns. Burns. 1991;17(1):72-4.
Microstomia may be a disfiguring complication of severe burn injuries of the soft tissues of the face. The constriction of the perioral myocutaneous tissues following such trauma poses several problems and usually necessitates major plastic and reconstructive intervention. A novel technique is described which limited the anticipated constriction of perioral tissues in a 21-year-old female who suffered full skin thickness burns to 65 per cent of her body, including her face, following a self-induced petrol burn.