Oral leukoplakia refers to white plaque or patches on the oral mucosa, that can undergo a malignant transformation over time.
System(s) affected: gastrointestinal
Hyperplasia of squamo...
History of tobacco or alcohol use or oral exposure to irritants
50% on tongue, m...
All oral leukoplakias should be treated because they are potentially malignant.
Treatment may include the following:
For 2 to 3 circumscribed lesions, surgical excision is treatment of choice ...
Regular, close follow-up, even after successful treatment
Biopsy as needed
If biopsy is negative, stress importance o...
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White plaque or patches on the oral mucosa that cannot be rubbed or easily scrapped off
Excisional biopsy is indicated for any undiagnosed leukoplakia.
After treatment, up to 30% of leuk...
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