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Suffering from mucus fibrosis, unable to open mouth wide due to eating tobacco. Will injections help?

hello Dr my husband is suffering from mucus fibrosis as he is not able to open his mouth wide due to eating pan masala more than 12 yrs i tried a lot to stop but in vain wat to do i heard that injections will be given for inside cheek to release the muscles is it true how can he get early treatment for his better lifestyle
Asked On : Sun, 9 Dec 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
The treatment involves giving injections of hydrocortisone or HCG locally in the affected area in submucosa for few weeks.
If this treatment fails and disease is progressive,then surgical treatment is employed which consists of multiple release incisions in the sub mucosal  region of mouth.
The treatment of this condition depends upon the degree of involvement.This problem is best treated if detected in early stages.
Moderate to severe sub mucosal fibrosis is generally irreversible.
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. A. Mohan Krishna's  Response
Hi thanks for the query.

From the symptoms you had described It could be submucousal fibrosis (due to chronic eating of pan masala). I suggest you to consult a surgical oncologist first to get his opinion. I could not comment on the injection for the release of these tight muscles, because the cause for it should be identified.

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