versão impressa ISSN 0004-2749versão On-line ISSN 1678-2925
Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. vol.62 no.2 São Paulo abr. 1999
To evaluate labial mucous membrane graft in patients with severe symblepharon.
Ten patients were operated for labial mucous membrane graft. Mean age was 47.2 years (range 26-68 years). Symblepharons were caused by trauma, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, recidivous pterygium and cicatricial chronic conjunctivitis.
The grafts were biopsied after cicatrization. All patients presented nonkeratinizing stratified columnar epithelium without metaplasia.
Labial mucous membrane grafting has good results in the treatment of patients with severe symblepharon. The mucous membrane does not change its natural histologic aspects when grafted on ocular surface.
Keywords: Labial mucous membrane graft; Symblepharon; Mucous membrane