Prevalence of bilateral 'mirror-image' lesions in patients with oral potentially malignant epithelial lesions

Siar, Chong Huat and Mah, Michelle Clare and Gill, Praveen Preet (2012) Prevalence of bilateral 'mirror-image' lesions in patients with oral potentially malignant epithelial lesions. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 269 (3). pp. 999-1004. ISSN 0937-4477, DOI

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Early detection of oral potentially malignant epithelial lesions (PMELs) is aimed at improving survival rates as carcinogenesis is a multistep process and prevention is possible if these lesions are detected at an early and reversible stage of the disease. A prospective clinical study aimed at determining the prevalence of bilateral 'mirror-image' oral PMELs was carried out. Sample consisted of 32 (53.3) Indians, 23 (38.3) Chinese, 4 (6.7) Malays and one (1.7) Nepalese. All had histopathological confirmation of their primary existing PMEL as inclusion criteria. A total of 70 primary lesions were detected. The most common PMEL found was oral lichen planus. Of these, 28 (46.7) patients exhibited bilateral 'mirror-image' lesions (n = 42) either synchronously (n = 32/42) or metachronously (n = 10/42). The remaining 32 (53.3) patients had normal-looking contralateral mucosa. Present findings suggest that patients presenting with oral PMELs are at greater risk of developing a second lesion, most probably in the contralateral 'mirror-image' site.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Oral potentially malignant epithelial lesions; Oral mucosa; Clinical study; Screening
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Oral Pathology & Oral Medicine & Periodontology
Depositing User: Ms Nursyafiqah Abd Malek
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2013 00:22
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2019 04:16

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