Malignancy in oral lichen planus: a review of a group from the Malaysian population

Ngeow, Wei Cheong (2002) Malignancy in oral lichen planus: a review of a group from the Malaysian population. Journal of Oral Science, 44 (2). pp. 65-71. ISSN 1343-4934,


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The objective of this study was to determine the socio-demography (age, race and gender) of a group of Malaysian patients who were diagnosed as suffering from oral lichen planus (OLP). The occurrence of malignancy was also investigated. A total of 77 clinical and biopsy records of patients with OLP were studied. Females were affected more than males, with the female to male ratio being 2:1. Middle-aged Indian and Chinese females tend to be affected by OLP when compared with the rest of the population. Only 19 patients returned for further follow-up. One adult Indian female with a six-year history of lichenoid reaction showed the presence of malignancy.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996): 8 Export Date: 7 March 2012 Source: Scopus PubMed ID: 12227497 Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Yaacob,
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescent; adult; age distribution; aged; article; cell transformation; China; ethnology; female; human; India; lichen planus; Malaysia; male; middle aged; mouth hygiene; pathology; retrospective; study; sex ratio; squamous cell carcinoma; tongue tumor; Carcinoma, Squamous Cell; Cell Transformation, Neoplastic; Humans; Lichen Planus, Oral; Oral Hygiene; Retrospective Studies; Tongue Neoplasms
Subjects: R Medicine
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Depositing User: Dr Wei Cheong Ngeow
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2012 02:26
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2019 08:11

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