cancrum

cancrum

 [kang´krum] (L.)
cancrum o´ris see noma.
cancrum puden´di see noma.
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can·crum

, pl.

can·cra

(kang'krŭm, -kră),
A gangrenous, ulcerative, inflammatory lesion.
[Mod. L., fr. L. cancer, crab]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

can·crum

, pl. cancra (kang'krŭm, -kră)
A gangrenous, ulcerative, inflammatory lesion.
[Mod. L., fr. L. cancer, crab]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

can·crum

, pl. cancra (kang'krŭm, -kră)
A gangrenous, ulcerative, inflammatory lesion.
[Mod. L., fr. L. cancer, crab]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Cancrum oris was the main indication for soft-tissue flap utilization in the maxillofacial region using regional flaps (17 [77.3%]), this was followed by squamous cell carcinoma in 3 (13.6%) cases.
Warburg, "The effect of hydrogen peroxide on cancer cells and on embryonic cells," Acta--Unio Internationalis Contra Cancrum, vol.
[8] Some cases of oral myiasis are associated with Cancrum oris, tooth extraction, mandibular fracture, anterior open bite, incompetent lips, cerebral palsy and patients undergoing mechanical ventilation.
Noma or cancrum oris, infectious in nature, is a devastating disease which involves the soft and hard tissues of the oral and para-oral structures.
He also had a chapter in Stark's text book of Head and Neck surgery on Noma" (cancrum oris).
(See case study on p35.) The name noma (cancrum oris) originates from the Greek word "to devour".
Several studies have reported an increase in the number of HIV-infected children with cancrum oris, cases reported from Lesotho, South Africa and Zimbabwe (17-19).
Funds raised by the event will go to Facing Africa Noma, a charity providing teams to perform reconstructive surgery on sufferers from Noma (cancrum oris), a gangrenous infection affecting the face.
Some cases described in the literature were secondary to medical or anatomical conditions such as Cancrum oris, neglected mandibular fracture, cerebral palsy, mouth breathing, anterior open bite, incompetent lips and patients undergoing mechanical ventilation.