OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of complications in Oral Submucus Fibrosis and to
evaluate the major risk factors involved in OSF.
STUDY TYPE: Observational Descriptive study.
SETTING AND DURATION: Dr. Moula Bux Jaffery Memorial Hospital Badin, Sindh from January
2010 to September 2011.
METHODOLOGY: Two hundred and eighty cases of OSF diagnosed on clinical base, detailed
history and proper clinical examination of all the patients was conducted in ENT clinic and functional
fibrosis grading system had applied in study, all the related information was documented
on prescribed proforma.
RESULTS: Majority of patients was related with more youthful age bunch with male prevalence.
Most of the patients found 2nd and 3rd stage fibrosis. 99% patients had a history of taking Paan,
CHHALIA and Gutka, 29% patients had developed recurrent mouth ulcers and 2% patient had
developed neoplasia while 85% patients have history of recurrent throat infections.
CONCLUSION: Major cause of OSF is use of Pan CHHALIA and Guttka. Young age group is
more vulnerable. Recurrent throat infection is another burden over society.
OSF, Mouth ulcers, Trismus, Pre-malignant oral lesion.