Archive for December, 2012

Treatment of Leukoedema

Treatment of Leukoedema Treatment • None necessary; no relation to dysplasia/carcinoma • Reassurance Prognosis • Excellent  

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Differential Diagnosis of Leukoedema

Differential Diagnosis of Leukoedema •Cheek chewing • Hereditary benign intraepithelial dyskeratosis • White sponge nevus • Lichen planus • Candidiasis  

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Clinical features of Leukoedema

Clinical features of Leukoedema • Symmetric, asymptomatic • Buccal mucosa involved by gray-white, diffuse, milky surface with an opalescent quality • Wrinkled surface features at rest • Dissipation of changes with stretching of mucosa   Diagnosis • Clinical recognition is sufficient. • Biopsy findings will show marked intracellular edema of spinous layer. • Individual cells […]

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Eitiology / Causes of Leukoedema

Eitiology / Causes of Leukoedema • Unknown • Benign; common in general population, with racial clustering in Blacks

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