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Benign lip lesions. A 10-year retrospective study.
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PMID:  20112123     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: This paper aims to present a retrospective analysis of a cohort of patients with benign lip lesions managed over the last decade at the Department of Maxillofacial Surgical Oncology of Theagenio Cancer Hospital of Thessaloniki. It aims to highlight the substantial clinical and histological diversity of the lesions, as well as to present an epidemiological analysis for the specific cohort/population. STUDY DESIGN: During the period 1995-2004 a total of 420 patients were managed for lip lesions. Of these, 280 were malignant and 116 benign. A total of 24 cases of actinic keratosis were added in the latter group. RESULTS: Of the benign lesions, the commonest were haemangiomas (19.28%), actinic keratosis (17.14%), intradermal naevus (14.28%), fibroma (9.28%), papilloma (7.85%), mild and moderate dysplasia (7.85%) and mucocele (7.14%). The group included 17 different histological types of benign lesions. The most frequent site of presentation was the lower lip (56.42%). Post-operative follow-up ranged from 6 months to 2 years (average 15.5 months). There was a single case of recurrence during follow-up. CONCLUSIONS: Benign lip lesions do not usually pose a problem for the clinician and their surgical management is straightforward. Accurate auditing and detailed statistical analysis aid in disease prevention and help avoid errors in diagnosis and management.
Aris Ntomouchtsis; George Karakinaris; Athanasios Poulolpoulos; Nikos Kechagias; Kyriaki Kittikidou; Chrysoula Tsompanidou; Konstantinos Vahtsevanos; Konstantinos Antoniades
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral and maxillofacial surgery     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1865-1569     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Maxillofac Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-10     Completed Date:  2010-08-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101319632     Medline TA:  Oral Maxillofac Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  115-8     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Maxillofacial Surgical Oncology, Theagenio Cancer Hospital, Pileos 4, Ano Poli, Thessaloniki, 54633, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Cohort Studies
Fibroma / epidemiology
Follow-Up Studies
Greece / epidemiology
Hemangioma / epidemiology
Leukoplakia, Oral / epidemiology
Lip Diseases / epidemiology
Lip Neoplasms / epidemiology*
Middle Aged
Mucocele / epidemiology
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / epidemiology
Nevus, Intradermal / epidemiology
Papilloma / epidemiology
Retrospective Studies
Young Adult

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