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Tobacco-induced changes in oral leukoplakic epithelium.

Authors
  • Pindborg, J J
  • Reibel, J
  • Roed-Peterson, B
  • Mehta, F S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cancer
Publication Date
May 01, 1980
Volume
45
Issue
9
Pages
2330–2336
Identifiers
PMID: 7189690
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A study of 112 biopsy specimens from Danish oral leukoplakia patients and 145 biopsy specimens from Indian leukoplakia patients revealed a chevron-like keratinization of the epithelium in a number of cases. Clinically, this type of keratinization was often characterized by a pumice-like appearance. The clinical and histologic changes were only observed in tobacco users, and appeared to be associated particularly with use of pipes, snuff, and hooklis.

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