Ultrastructural findings in the oral mucosa of betel chewers.

  title={Ultrastructural findings in the oral mucosa of betel chewers.},
  author={Peter A. Reichart and W. B{\"o}ning and Siriwan Srisuwan and Churee Theetranont and Ulrich Mohr},
  journal={Journal of oral pathology},
  volume={13 2},
Eighteen biopsies of the oral mucosa of northern Thai hilltribe betel chewers were studied histologically and by transmission and scanning electron microscopy (TEM, SEM). Clinically, varying stages of epithelial atrophy and one case of submucous fibrosis were observed. Histologically, epithelial atrophy with marked reduction of the rete pegs, hyperortho- and/or parakeratosis, and subepithelial edema and inflammatory changes were the prominent findings. On the ultrastructural level, cytoplasmic… CONTINUE READING


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