Oral leukoplakia is a white plaque or patches on the oral mucosa, generally precancerous.
System(s) affected: gastrointestinal
Hyperplasia of squamous epithelium
History of tobacco or alcohol use or oral exposure to irritants
50% on tongue,...
All oral leukoplakias should be treated.
Treatment may include the following:
For 2 to 3 circumscribed lesions, surgical excision
For multiple or large lesions where surgery would cause unacc...
Regular, close follow-up, even after successful treatment
Biopsy as needed
If biopsy is negative, stress importance o...
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Excisional biopsy is indicated for any undiagnosed leukoplakia.
After treatment, up to 30% of leukoplakia recurs, and some leukoplakia still transforms to squamous cell carcinoma; thus,...
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