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BACKGROUND A cross-sectional study on the oral mucosal conditions among the Waimiri Atroari Indians from central Amazonia, Brazil, has been conducted. These Indians keep their traditional way of life(More)
BACKGROUND Osteoma is a benign often asymptomatic neoplasm, consisting of well-differentiated mature bone. This paper reports a case of peripheral osteoma located in the anterior mandibular region(More)
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to carry out an epidemiological study to assess the prevalence of oral mucosal conditions in Brazilian patients with chronic hepatitis C. METHODS A cross-sectional survey(More)
BACKGROUND Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is one of the most prevalent cancers worldwide. Laminin-5 gamma 2 chain (laminin-5 γ2) is a protein associated to a migratory phenotype in epithelial(More)
BACKGROUND The most important risk factor linked to the development of oral leukoplakia (OL) and oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is tobacco use. Tobacco contains carcinogens that influence the(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate lymphangiogenesis in oral squamous cell carcinoma and in the associated lymph nodes and podoplanin expression in neoplastic cells at the invasive front. In(More)