Vermilionectomy: a treatment alternative for actinic cheilitis
AbstractPurpose: Ultraviolet radiation is the main etiological agent associated with the development of actinic cheilitis, a premalignant irreversible disease that frequently affects the vermilion border of the lower lip. This paper aimed to describe the case of a patient with actinic cheilitis and treated with scalpel vermilionectomy. Case Description: A male, Caucasian, 66 year-old subject sought dental treatment complaining of “wounds on the lip that not heal” for approximately 15 years. The patient reported that he had worked in farms since the age of 5 year-old and was a frequent user of alcohol and tobacco. Atrophic and erosive areas associated with many ulcers covered with eschars were observed throughout the length of the lip. Based on the patient history and clinical exam, scalpel vermilionectomy was proposed. The histopathological analysis revealed a superficially invasive squamous cell carcinoma with free borders. The patient was monitored for two years with no relapse. Conclusion: Scapel vermilionectomy was chose to treat this case due to its low cost, relatively short time for repair, and possibility of histopathological analysis of the removed tissue.
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