Arch Craniofac Surg.  2020 Apr;21(2):119-122. 10.7181/acfs.2019.00759.

Early surgical correction of microstomia followingStevens-Johnson syndrome

  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon, Korea
  • 2Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inha University Hospital, Incheon, Korea


Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a rare disease in which extensive toxic epidermolysis occurs after medication. Skin and mucous membranes are involved in about 90% of SJS cases, and webbing of mouth corners (microstomia) may occur when they are affected. Few reports have been issued on microstomia in SJS, and no consensus has been reached regarding treatment methods, timings, or results. We encountered a case of microstomia following SJS after ofloxacin medication in a 22-year-old woman treated by commissuroplasty using a lozenge-shaped excision. We present an appropriate correction method and surgical timing for microstomia following SJS.


Microstomia; Mouth mucosa; Steven-Johnson syndrome
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