Evaluation of the factors associated with sublingual varices: a descriptive clinical study.

  title={Evaluation of the factors associated with sublingual varices: a descriptive clinical study.},
  author={Nursel Akkaya and Duygu {\"O}lmez and G{\"o}khan {\"O}zkan},
  journal={Folia morphologica},
  volume={78 2},
BACKGROUND Age is considered as an important factor for the development of sublingual varices (SV). It has been suggested that some other conditions such as gender, systemic diseases, smoking, denture wearing may play a role in aetiology. However, there are a limited number of studies investigating these associations. This study was perform to evaluate association between SV and the conditions which are described as possible risk factors previously. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 691… 

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