Clinical features of Leukoplakia

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Clinical features of Leukoplakia

  • An idiopathic white (sometimes white-and-red) patch
  • Most common on lip, gingiva, buccal mucosa
  • Increased risk of dysplasia or carcinoma when occurring on tongue, floor of mouth, vermilion portion of lip
  • Clinical subsets include homogeneous, verrucous, speckled, and proliferative verrucous leukoplakia (proliferative form may be multiple and persistent)
  • Cases may advance or regress unpredictably—reflective of a dynamic process
  • Most occur in the fifth decade and beyond
  • Progress to dysplasia or malignancy may occur with little or no change in clinical appearance.

Category: Clinical features

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