Urban legends series: oral leukoplakia.

@article{Arduino2013UrbanLS,
  title={Urban legends series: oral leukoplakia.},
  author={Paolo Giacomo Arduino and Jv. Bagan and Adel K. El-Naggar and Marco Carrozzo},
  journal={Oral diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 7},
  pages={
          642-59
        }
}
To date, the term oral leukoplakia (OL) should be used to recognize 'predominantly white plaques of questionable risk, having excluded (other) known diseases or disorders that carry no increased risk of cancer'. In this review, we addressed four controversial topics regarding oral leukoplakias (OLs): (i) Do tobacco and alcohol cause OLs?, (ii) What percentage of OLs transform into oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC)?, (iii) Can we distinguish between premalignant and innocent OLs?, and (iv) Is… CONTINUE READING

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