Evaluation and Management of Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders.


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Abstract

Oral potentially malignant disorders (OPMDs) refer to epithelial lesions and conditions with an increased risk for malignant transformation; oral leukoplakia is the most commonly encountered. Overall, OPMDs have a low risk for malignant transformation, yet the challenge is the difficulty to reliably identify and predict which patients with OPMDs are at the highest risk for malignant transformation. Future research is needed to elucidate the molecular aspects of OPMDs, to improve current diagnostic strategies, leading to personalized management.

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