Cancer and oral lichen planus in a Swedish population.

  title={Cancer and oral lichen planus in a Swedish population.},
  author={P O R{\"o}dstr{\"o}m and Mats Jontell and Ulf Mattsson and Erik Holmberg},
  journal={Oral oncology},
  volume={40 2},
Oral lichen planus (OLP) is generally regarded as a premalignant condition. The objective of the present study was to assess the number of oral malignant tumours in a retrospective analysis of 1028 patients (mean age=55 years; range=18-86; female, n=667; men, n=351) who between 1978 to end of 1993 were diagnosed with OLP at the Faculty of Odontology, Göteborg University, Sweden. Patients with malignant tumours were identified through the Swedish Cancer Registry at the National Board of Health… CONTINUE READING