Malignant transformation of oral lichen planus by a chronic inflammatory process. Use of topical corticosteroids to prevent this progression?

@article{OteroRey2014MalignantTO,
  title={Malignant transformation of oral lichen planus by a chronic inflammatory process. Use of topical corticosteroids to prevent this progression?},
  author={Eva Mar{\'i}a Otero-Rey and F{\'a}tima Su{\'a}rez-Al{\'e}n and Manuel Pe{\~n}amar{\'i}a-Mall{\'o}n and Jos{\'e} L{\'o}pez-L{\'o}pez and Andr{\'e}s Blanco-Carri{\'o}n},
  journal={Acta odontologica Scandinavica},
  year={2014},
  volume={72 8},
  pages={570-7}
}
BACKGROUND Oral lichen planus is a potentially malignant disorder with a capacity, although low, for malignant transformation. Of all the factors related to the process of malignant transformation, it is believed that the chronic inflammatory process plays a key role in the development of oral cancer. This inflammatory process is capable of providing a microenvironment based on different inflammatory cells and molecules that affect cellular growth, proliferation and differentiation… CONTINUE READING