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  • Definition
  • [ 1 ] has amended the earlier WHO definition as follows: "The term leukoplakia should be used to recognize white plaques of questionable risk having excluded (other) known diseases or disorders that carry no risk for cancer. (medscape.com)
  • It is important to recognize that, during the last few decades, the definition of oral leukoplakia has changed and new variations have emerged, suggesting potential misdiagnoses in older studies, they noted. (oralcancernews.org)
  • homogenous
  • Most idiopathic leukoplakias are homogenous leukoplakias and show little evidence of dysplastic histologic changes or aneuploidy. (medscape.com)
  • Background: To evaluate the safety, convenience and effectiveness of 940nm diode laser for treatment of homogenous leukoplakia. (koreascience.or.kr)
  • Materials and Methods: Ten patients having homogenous leukoplakia which were diagnosed clinically were selected from an Indian dental educational institution for the study. (koreascience.or.kr)
  • Results: Although various treatment modalities have been tried and the search continues for novel treatment modalities for complete removal of homogenous leukoplakia, from results of our preliminary pilot study it is clear that the use of 940 nm diode laser as a treatment modality for homogenous leukoplakia is a good substitute. (koreascience.or.kr)
  • Conclusions: 940 nm diode lasers are safe and can be effectively used as a treatment modality of homogenous leukoplakia, without any complication and without compromising health and oral function of patients. (koreascience.or.kr)
  • malignancy
  • Oncologic relevant members of S100 proteins are described as promising biomarkers in molecular pathology for risk estimation in oral neoplasia exhibiting different stages of malignancy: gingiva as hea. (bioportfolio.com)
  • multifocal
  • Consecutive biopsies of the temporal progression of PVL and comparative analysis with conventional multifocal leukoplakias must be carried out to validate the various markers that have been previously suggested, they concluded. (oralcancernews.org)
  • mucous
  • Leukoplakia is the name given to a skin condition characterized by the development of keratosis, or the growth of keratin, on the mucous membranes. (colgate.com)
  • The most common non-oral sites are the genital areas, specifically the mucous membranes of the penis and vulva. (colgate.com)