Malodour and other infection sequelae may increase the morbidity, compromise the oral well-being of the patient suffering from maxillo-facial neoplasia. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the differences of the oral bacterial flora attached to the tumor and the contra lateral sound surfaces. Swabs were obtained and samples were microbiologically cultured. It was concluded, that carcinoma surface biofilm harbors increased levels of both aerobs and anaerobs.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1998|
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