oral fissure

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or·al fis·sure

[TA]
the horizontal opening between the lips leading into the oral vestibule; the aperture of the mouth.
Synonym(s): rima oris [TA], oral opening

or·al fis·sure

(ōrăl fishŭr) [TA]
Horizontal opening between the lips leading into oral vestibule; aperture of mouth.
Synonym(s): oral opening.
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She is remitted to Plastic Surgery Service, where an excision of scar contracture with W-plasty and bilateral commisuroplasty were made, improving oral opening from 2.
The patient must have an adequate oral opening ([greater than or equal to] 2 cm interincisor distance) if transoral instrumentation is to be used.
Aimed primarily at increasing oral opening, surgical treatments have been hampered by relapse and medical agents have yielded limited success.
We finally performed excisional biopsy to secure a definitive diagnosis as well as aid the restricted oral opening and function.