Treatment of Oral Mucosal Lesions by Scalpel Excision and Platelet-Rich Fibrin Membrane Grafting: A Review of 26 Sites.

Pathak H, Mohanty S, Urs AB, Dabas J.
J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2015 Mar 26



One of the preferred treatment options for oral mucosal lesions (eg, leukoplakia and lichen planus) is excision, with or without the use of a coverage agent. Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) membranes are popular fibrin scaffolds with entrapped platelets that release various growth factors and cytokines to support and enhance wound healing. The aim of the present report was to describe the technique, postoperative wound care, and clinical results of PRF membrane grafting after excision of superficial potentially malignant oral lesions.

Materials and Methods : 

Autologous PRF membrane was fabricated and grafted over 26 wounds created by excision of small, superficial, potentially malignant lesions of oral mucosa (or fiberotomy in cases of oral submucous fibrosis) and assessed clinically at 7, 15, 30, and 60 days.


Healing was satisfactory in all cases, with minimal and manageable complication at 1 site.


The results of the present study suggest that PRF membrane is a successful coverage agent that aids in the healing of superficial oral mucosal wounds. Additional comparative studies are required to establish its efficacy compared with that of other agents.

Copyright © 2015 American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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