Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy of radiofrequency coblation used in oral surgery.
Materials and methods: From July 2008 to October 2010, 34 patients with oral lesions or tumors underwent local resection with radiofrequency coblation, including 12 papilloma, 7 mucocele, 3 epulis, 4 fibroma, 3 leukoplakia, and 5 tongue carcinoma.
Results: Follow-up was made at least 6 months, there were no complications associated with radiofrequency coblation, no recurrent cases found, decreased blood loss and postoperative swelling and pain reduction was found.
Conclusions: The radiofrequency coblation has proved to be an effective and minimally invasive option for the treatment of oral lesions and tumors. Coblation is also a suitable modality for removal of tongue carcinoma with the advantage of decreasing blood loss and postoperative swelling and pain. For mucocele and epulis, radiofrequency coblation may reduce the recurrence as result of damaging the base origin.
Conflict of interest: None declared.