Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 221--223

Oral mucosa for reconstructive surgery in a case of severe inflammatory necrotizing sclero-uveitis


Josť Lamarca-Mateu, Borja Salvador-Culla, Alba Gómez-Benlloch, Rafael I Barraquer 
 Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Facultad de Medicina, Campus Sant Cugat; Centro de Oftalmología Barraquer, Instituto Universitario Barraquer, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Josť Lamarca-Mateu
Centro de Oftalmología Barraquer, c/Muntaner 314, Barcelona - 08021
Spain

The purpose of this case is to show the efficacy of buccal mucosa as an alternative to treat a case of severe necrotizing sclero-uveitis (NSU) associated with ocular perforation. We show a severe inflammatory NSU case that did not improve with topical treatment and scleral patch. We performed a buccal mucosa graft taken from the lower lip with excellent functional and anatomical result, with no signs of relapse of the NSU after 2 years of follow-up. Buccal mucosa can be a safe, useful, and effective alternative for the reconstruction of the scleral wall.


How to cite this article:
Lamarca-Mateu J, Salvador-Culla B, Gómez-Benlloch A, Barraquer RI. Oral mucosa for reconstructive surgery in a case of severe inflammatory necrotizing sclero-uveitis.Indian J Ophthalmol 2020;68:221-223


How to cite this URL:
Lamarca-Mateu J, Salvador-Culla B, Gómez-Benlloch A, Barraquer RI. Oral mucosa for reconstructive surgery in a case of severe inflammatory necrotizing sclero-uveitis. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 29 ];68:221-223
Available from: http://www.ijo.in/article.asp?issn=0301-4738;year=2020;volume=68;issue=1;spage=221;epage=223;aulast=Lamarca-Mateu;type=0