The Journal of Oral Laser Applications
J Oral Laser Applications 10 (2010), No. 2-3     20. Dec. 2010
J Oral Laser Applications 10 (2010), No. 2-3  (20.12.2010)

Page 131-133


Treatment of an Aberrant Intraoral Hair with Er;Cr:YSGG Laser: A Case Report
Gupta, Manak / Lamba, Arundeep Kaur / Faraz, Farrukh / Tandon, Shruti / Chawla, Kirti
Occurrence of hair in the oral cavity is an extremely rare phenomenon. In personal communication, we have never seen or heard of hair being detected in the oral cavity. Even Julia Pastrana, the famous "Bearded Lady" of the 1800s, had no record of oral hair, although her entire body was covered with hair. She suffered from excessive gingival hyperplasia, but apparently no hair existed within the mouth. A thorough review of literature reveals only four reported cases of oral hair. The present case was of a young man who, on oral examination, revealed a single black hair on the floor of the mouth near the lingual frenulum. Because of the extreme rarity of such cases, it is interesting as well as important to report and further study their relevance.

Keywords: laser, oral hair, intraoral hair, lingual frenulum, ectopia, aberrance