Diagnostic criteria in proliferative verrucous leukoplakiaevaluation

  1. Begoña García Chías
  2. Laura Casado de la Cruz
  3. G. Esparza Gómez
  4. Rocío Cerero Lapiedra
Medicina oral, patología oral y cirugía bucal. Ed. inglesa

ISSN: 1698-6946

Year of publication: 2014

Volume: 19

Issue: 4

Pages: 335-339

Type: Article

DOI: 10.4317/MEDORAL.19424 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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Objectives: to evaluate the ability of the diagnostic criteria proposed by Cerero et al in 2010 to perform an early diagnose in patients with proliferative verrucous leukoplakia. Study Design: retrospective study with patients diagnosed with leukoplakia at Oral Medicine Service at Oral Medicine and Surgery Department at Dentistry Faculty at Universidad Complutense of Madrid. Results: the criteria were applied in 116 patients, turning positive in 40 cases. Out of these, 24 (60%) had been previously diagnosed with PVL. Most frequent criteria were major criteria A and E, concerning lesion's site and histopathology, and minor criteria b and c, concerning sex and smoking habit. Conclusions: diagnostic criteria developed by Cerero et al can be a useful tool for an early diagnose of PVL, as in 60% of the cases, the criteria would have allowed to make an early diagnose of the disease.