Oral lichen planus: the evidence regarding potential malignant transformation.

  title={Oral lichen planus: the evidence regarding potential malignant transformation.},
  author={David J. Krutchkoff and Leslie S. Cutler and S C Laskowski},
  journal={Journal of oral pathology},
  volume={7 1},
A critical review of the literature was undertaken to determine if there is valid data to support the contention that oral lichen planus represents a disease with significant potential for malignant degeneration. Although there are reports alleging such a relationship, there is insufficient documented evidence to state with any degree of confidence that oral lichen planus, in itself, represents a premalignant state. 

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