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Survival study of leukoplakia malignant transformation in a region of northern Spain.

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Summary of "Survival study of leukoplakia malignant transformation in a region of northern Spain."

Oral leukoplakia is the most common potentially malignant disorder (PMD) of the oral cavity. The objectives of this study are to determine the clinicopathologic features in a group of patients with oral leukoplakia of Northern Spain (Galicia), determining the factors associated to clinical risk and analyzing the malignant transformation of these patients.

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Name: Medicina oral, patologia oral y cirugia bucal
ISSN: 1698-6946
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A white patch seen on the oral mucosa. It is considered a premalignant condition and is often tobacco-induced. When evidence of Epstein-Barr virus is present, the condition is called hairy leukoplakia (LEUKOPLAKIA, HAIRY).

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