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The malignant transformation of oral lichen planus and oral lichenoid lesions: a systematic review.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Dental Association (1939)
Publication Date
Volume
145
Issue
1
Pages
45–56
Identifiers
DOI: 10.14219/jada.2013.10
PMID: 24379329
Source
Medline
Keywords
  • Oral Lichen Planus
  • Malignant Transformation
  • Oral Lichenoid Lesion
  • Oral Lichenoid Mucositis
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Abstract

A small subset of patients with a diagnosis of OLP eventually developed SCC. The most common demographic characteristics of patients in this subset were similar to the most common demographic characteristics associated with OLP in general (that is, being female, being older and being affected in areas common to this condition). It is prudent for clinicians to pursue continued regular observation and follow-up in patients with these conditions, even in patients who do not fit a traditional high-risk category for oral SCC.

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