BackgroundMucogingival surgery for root coverage of gingival recessions (GRs) is usually performed in patients with unremarkable periodontal and systemic health. However, the predictable results of surgical procedures and increasingly high aesthetic expectations of patients necessitate optimal management of GR also in patients with systemic conditions that affect the oral cavity. In patients with pemphigus vulgaris (PV), mucosal fragility and complicated surgical management of inflamed soft tissues are major challenges. Methods and ResultsA 36-year-old female patient with PV and deep GR on the mandibular incisors is presented. After initial unresponsiveness to steroids and immunosuppressants, complete clinical remission was achieved through repeated rituximab infusions and topical platelet-rich plasma. After > 1 year of stable clinical remission off therapy the patient successfully underwent surgical procedures for vertically coronally advanced flap with connective tissue graft. ConclusionsTo the best of our knowledge, no studies have described the surgical management of GR in PV patients. Although controlled studies are required to confirm present results, complete and stable clinical remission is necessary to avoid complications. Collaboration among dermatologists, oral medicine specialists, and periodontologists is essential to determine whether mucogingival surgery for root surface exposure is indicated for PV patients. Key pointsWhy are these cases new information? This is the first report of root coverage in a patient with oral PVWhat are the keys to the successful management of these cases? The achievement of complete and stable clinical remission from oral PVMultidisciplinary collaboration among dermatologists, oral medicine specialists, and periodontologistsWhat are the primary limitations to success in these cases? The refractoriness of gingival lesions induced by PVPoor mucogingival conditions of inflamed gingival tissues exacerbated by PV

Surgical management of gingival recessions in patients with refractory gingival pemphigus vulgaris: A multidisciplinary challenge / Gabusi, Andrea; Stefanini, Martina; Gissi, Davide Bartolomeo; Rossi, Roberto; Sangiorgi, Matteo; Loi, Camilla; Filippi, Federica; Montebugnoli, Lucio; Zucchelli, Giovanni; Bardazzi, Federico. - In: CLINICAL ADVANCES IN PERIODONTICS. - ISSN 2163-0097. - ELETTRONICO. - 13:3(2023), pp. 168-173. [10.1002/cap.10238]

Surgical management of gingival recessions in patients with refractory gingival pemphigus vulgaris: A multidisciplinary challenge

Gabusi, Andrea;Stefanini, Martina;Gissi, Davide Bartolomeo;Rossi, Roberto;Loi, Camilla;Filippi, Federica;Montebugnoli, Lucio;Zucchelli, Giovanni;
2023

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BackgroundMucogingival surgery for root coverage of gingival recessions (GRs) is usually performed in patients with unremarkable periodontal and systemic health. However, the predictable results of surgical procedures and increasingly high aesthetic expectations of patients necessitate optimal management of GR also in patients with systemic conditions that affect the oral cavity. In patients with pemphigus vulgaris (PV), mucosal fragility and complicated surgical management of inflamed soft tissues are major challenges. Methods and ResultsA 36-year-old female patient with PV and deep GR on the mandibular incisors is presented. After initial unresponsiveness to steroids and immunosuppressants, complete clinical remission was achieved through repeated rituximab infusions and topical platelet-rich plasma. After > 1 year of stable clinical remission off therapy the patient successfully underwent surgical procedures for vertically coronally advanced flap with connective tissue graft. ConclusionsTo the best of our knowledge, no studies have described the surgical management of GR in PV patients. Although controlled studies are required to confirm present results, complete and stable clinical remission is necessary to avoid complications. Collaboration among dermatologists, oral medicine specialists, and periodontologists is essential to determine whether mucogingival surgery for root surface exposure is indicated for PV patients. Key pointsWhy are these cases new information? This is the first report of root coverage in a patient with oral PVWhat are the keys to the successful management of these cases? The achievement of complete and stable clinical remission from oral PVMultidisciplinary collaboration among dermatologists, oral medicine specialists, and periodontologistsWhat are the primary limitations to success in these cases? The refractoriness of gingival lesions induced by PVPoor mucogingival conditions of inflamed gingival tissues exacerbated by PV
2023
Surgical management of gingival recessions in patients with refractory gingival pemphigus vulgaris: A multidisciplinary challenge / Gabusi, Andrea; Stefanini, Martina; Gissi, Davide Bartolomeo; Rossi, Roberto; Sangiorgi, Matteo; Loi, Camilla; Filippi, Federica; Montebugnoli, Lucio; Zucchelli, Giovanni; Bardazzi, Federico. - In: CLINICAL ADVANCES IN PERIODONTICS. - ISSN 2163-0097. - ELETTRONICO. - 13:3(2023), pp. 168-173. [10.1002/cap.10238]
Gabusi, Andrea; Stefanini, Martina; Gissi, Davide Bartolomeo; Rossi, Roberto; Sangiorgi, Matteo; Loi, Camilla; Filippi, Federica; Montebugnoli, Lucio; Zucchelli, Giovanni; Bardazzi, Federico
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