Case Report
Volume 4 Issue 8 - 2020
Topical and Systemic Photobiomodulator Treatment of Lingual Paresthesia Caused by Prolonged Use of Tamoxifen in a Patient with Breast Cancer
Juliano Abreu Pacheco1*, Alexandra Magalhães Silveira2 and Hermes Pretel3
1Dental Surgeon and Research Coordinator at Ribeirão Preto Cancer Hospital, SP and Master in Intensive Care from Imbes/SP and OH Qualified by Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein and Professor of the Dental Care Course for Oncological Patients Forp/USP, Brazil
2Dental Surgeon and Phd in Epidemiological Dentistry and Responsible for the Department of the Cancer Treatment Center of Passo Fundo/RS, Brazil
2Dental Surgeon and Phd in Dental Sciences and Professor Collaborator Postgraduate Programme in Dental Sciences and Department of Restorative Dentistry, Araraquara School of Dentistry, São Paulo State University-UNESP, Rua Humaitá, Centro Araraquara, São Paulo, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Juliano Abreu Pacheco, Dental Surgeon and Research Coordinator at Ribeirão Preto Cancer Hospital, SP, R. Otávio Martins Braga, 50, Brazil.
Received: June 19, 2020; Published: July 08, 2020


This study deals with the case of a patient in remission of breast cancer and paresthesia of the left lingual region promoted by prolonged use of the hormone Tamoxifen (TAM). The successful management to improve paresthesia was performed by Topical Photobiomodulation (PBMT) in the oral region and transdermal Systemic Photobiomodulation (PBMS) in the primitive carotid artery to reduce this lingual comorbidity, through the applications of the Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) equipment. This lingual dysfunction was resolved in 3 sessions, with excellent results and no side effects. The technique was performed by the dentist in a hospital environment and monitored by the multidisciplinary team.

Keywords: Laser; Photobiomodulation; Lingual Paresthesia; Tamoxifen; Low Level Laser Therapy


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Citation: Juliano Abreu Pacheco., et al. “Topical and Systemic Photobiomodulator Treatment of Lingual Paresthesia Caused by Prolonged Use of Tamoxifen in a Patient with Breast Cancer”. EC Emergency Medicine and Critical Care 4.8 (2020): 41-51.

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