Leukoplakia: review of the literature and report of a case

João Jorge Diniz Barbachan, Pantelis Varvaki Rados, Manoel Sant'Ana Fllho, Manoela Gallicchio Domingues

Abstract


Leucoplakia is a clinica' term that refers to an alteration on the oral mucosa with the appearance of white patchers that are firmly adhered and cannot be classified as any other diagnosable discase. They are considered premalignant lesions due to the increase in the risk of malignant transformation. In this case, around 4% to 6% of the lesions evolve to cancer. Then, it is necessary to estabilish a correct and early diagnose and also a precise treatment to reach good results. The periodical control of the patients that show this kind of alteration is extremely important. The aim of this study is to discuss the possible ethiological agents, clinical and histopathological aspects as well as, the treatment and prognoses through literature review, illustrating with a clinical case.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22456/2177-0018.111098

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e-ISSN 2177-0018 / ISSN 0566-1854.

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