Toluidine blue staining as an adjunctive tool for early diagnosis of dysplastic changes in the oral mucosa

@inproceedings{Pallagatti2013ToluidineBS,
  title={Toluidine blue staining as an adjunctive tool 
for early diagnosis of dysplastic changes in the oral mucosa},
  author={Shambulingappa Pallagatti and Soheyl Sheikh and Amit Aggarwal Amit Aggarwal and D. Gupta and Ravinder Pal Singh and Roopika Handa and Simranpreet Kaur and Jyoti Mago},
  booktitle={Journal of clinical and experimental dentistry},
  year={2013}
}
Prognosis of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma depends on early diagnosis, despite advanced surgical techniques, the 5-year survival rate remains ~40-50%. Unfortunately, it is usually detected when it becomes symptomatic. This requires treatment which gives rise to a high rate of morbidity and mortality and, furthermore, early detection of oro-pharyngeal pre-malignant lesions is important to improve the survival rate and quality of life. Since dysplasia and in situ carcinoma contain much… CONTINUE READING

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