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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

July/August 2012
Volume 43 , Issue 7

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Rapid progression of an idiopathic leukoplakia to a proliferative verrucous leukoplakia lesion and then squamous cell carcinoma

Aluana Dal Vechio, DDS, PhD/Edgar Nakagima, DDS/Luciane H. Azevedo, DDS, PhD/Fabio A. Alves, DDS, PhD/Dante A. Migliari, DDS, PhD

Pages: 583-585
PMID: 22670253

The article reports a case of oral proliferative verrucous leukoplakia (OPVL) in a 76-year-old woman, underscoring how an otherwise inconspicuous white plaque lesion can rapidly turn into a phase of verrucous carcinoma and subsequently squamous cell carcinoma. (Quintessence Int 2012;43:583585)

Key words: leukoplakia, oral proliferative verrucous leukoplakia, squamous cell carcinoma

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