Opioid Mucosal Necrosis

Opioid Mucosal Necrosis

Opioid Mucosal Necrosis. In this patient, significant necrosis of the soft palate in seen. The necrosis occurred secondary to repeated opioid abuse by snorting crushed oxycodone tablets. (Photo contributor: Lawrence B. Stack, MD.)

Read about the effects of opioid abuse in context:

The Atlas of Emergency Medicine: Chapter 17. Toxicological Conditions > Opioid Toxicity

Read about opioid abuse:

Morgan & Mikhail's Clinical Anesthesiology, 6e: Chapter 47. Chronic Pain Management

The Color Atlas and Synopsis of Family Medicine, 3e: Chapter 247. The Opioid Crisis and the War on Drugs

Essentials of Psychiatry in Primary Care: Behavioral Health in the Medical SettingChapter 6. Misuse of Prescription Substances and Other Substances