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“Leukoplakia- Potentially Malignant Disorder of Oral Cavity -a Review”

Volume 4 - Issue 5

Neha Aggarwal*1 and Sumit Bhateja2

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    • 1Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Manav Rachna Dental College & Hospital, Faridabad, India
    • 2Reader Dept of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Manav Rachna Dental College, India

    *Corresponding author: Neha Aggarwal, Senior Lecturer (MDS), Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Manav Rachna Dental College & Hospital, Faridabad, India

Received: May 18, 2018;   Published: May 29, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.04.001126

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The term Leukoplakia simply means a “white patch”, and it has been used in a sense to describe any white lesion in the mouth. This non-specific usage led to confusion among physician, surgeons and researchers who attributed a precancerous nature to many innocuous lesions. Some investigators tried, although unsuccessfully, to restrict this term only to those white lesions that histologically indicated epithelial dysplasia. Since the mid-1960s there has been a considerable understanding and clarification in the concept of leukoplakia, and now leukoplakia is recognized as a specific entity.

Keywords: Leukoplakia, Potentially malignant disorder

Abstract| Introduction| Epidemiology| Classification| Diagnosis| Clinical Methods| Mechanism| Contents| Technique| Photodiagnosis| Histopathological Methods / Cytological Methods [11]| Biopsy [12]| Grading of Dysplasia| Mild Dysplasia| Moderate Dysplasia| Severe Dysplasia| Treatment Options| References|