Oral submucous fibrosis: a clinico-histopathological study in Chennai.

  title={Oral submucous fibrosis: a clinico-histopathological study in Chennai.},
  author={K. S. Kiran Kumar and Tillai Rajasekaran Saraswathi and Kannan Ranganathan and Malladi Uma Devi and Joshua Elizabeth},
  journal={Indian journal of dental research : official publication of Indian Society for Dental Research},
  volume={18 3},
BACKGROUND Oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) is a precancerous condition associated with the use of areca nut in various forms. There are very few reports to correlate the clinical stage to histopathological grading in OSF. MATERIALS AND METHODS A hospital-based study was conducted on 75 OSF cases who visited our hospital in Chennai from 2000-2003. A detailed history of each patient was recorded along with a clinical examination. Biopsy was performed for histopathological correlation. Clinical… CONTINUE READING