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A review of the recent literature regarding malignant transformation of oral lichen planus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10503859     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
On the basis of a literature review of the period 1950-1976, Krutchkoff et al questioned the possible premalignant nature of oral lichen planus. Their criticism was largely based on insufficiencies of data in support of the initial diagnoses of the condition. In this article, a review of the literature from the period 1977-1999 has been described; the criteria used were those of Krutchkoff et al. Thirty-three (34%) of 98 reported cases were accepted as having sufficiently documented evidence of malignant transformation of oral lichen planus. Although this percentage is somewhat higher than the percentage reported by Krutchkoff et al, there apparently remains a need for uniformly accepted criteria to establish a firm diagnosis of oral lichen planus. Only when such criteria are available will it be possible to conduct long-term prospective studies on the suggested possible premalignant nature of oral lichen planus.
Authors:
E H van der Meij; K P Schepman; L E Smeele; J E van der Wal; P D Bezemer; I van der Waal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics     Volume:  88     ISSN:  1079-2104     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Publication Date:  1999 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-14     Completed Date:  1999-10-14     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508562     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  307-10     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Oral Pathology, ACTA/Academisch Ziekenhuis Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam , The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cell Transformation, Neoplastic
Humans
Lichen Planus, Oral / diagnosis,  pathology*
Precancerous Conditions* / etiology
Tobacco Use Disorder / complications
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2000 Apr;89(4):397   [PMID:  10760719 ]
Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2000 Mar;89(3):265-6   [PMID:  10710445 ]

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