2 Department of Pathology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Baranas Hindu University, Varanasi, India
R K Jain
C-8, New Medical Enclave, Baranas Hindu University, Varanasi-221005
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Jain R K, Kumar M, Nath O. Oral leucoplakia. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1995;61:339-341
AbstractOral leucoplakia was predominantly seen in elderly age group. Addiction to tobacco was observed in majority of patients (80.8%). Clinically commonest site of involvement was buccal mucosa (67.33%), followed by labial mucosa (13.86%). Majority of patients (57.35%) w.ere having homogenous type of leucoplakia, followed by verrucous variety (25%). 26-48% cases were also having oral submucous fibrosis. Histologically various combinations of hyperkeratosis, hyperorthokeratosis and acanthosis were observed in 77.93% of cases. Dysplastic lesions were reported in 17.65% cases. In 80% of dysplastic lesions, band like infiltrate of mononuclear cells in subepithelial zone was seen. Malignant transformation was noticed in 2.94% cases. Excellent therapeutic results were obtained by cryosurgery. In resistant cases good results were observed with high dosage of vitamin A.