Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Malodour from oral malignant fungating wound: sprayed metronidazole – case report


Metronidazole gel or ointment is recommended for the treatment of malodour from malignant fungating wounds. However, this medication may not settle adequately in oral lesions because its texture causes discomfort and it tends to be washed out by saliva. We report a case of malodour due to an oral lesion that was well controlled with sprayed metronidazole.

  • Head and neck
  • Symptoms and symptom management
  • Drug administration
  • Quality of life

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.