Diagnostic aspects of leukoplakia

Kh. P. Kamilov, A. A. Kadirbaeva, N. A. Asilbekova


Leukoplakia is chronic disease of the oral mucosa characterized by growing number of patients every year, and unsatisfactory results of treatment. A persistent clinical course is typical for this disease of oral mucosa, and it tends to malignancy in 20-30% of cases. 27 patients with various forms of leukoplakia were examined at the Department of Therapeutic Dentistry of the Tashkent State Dental Institute clinics. Analysis of background processes preceding the occurrence of oral mucosa cancer showed that certain forms of leukoplakia transform into a malignant process and are represented by a highly differentiated form.

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