White Lesions of oral cavity

September 4, 2011 | By | Reply More

White Lesions of oral cavity:

These are area of thicken mucosa occurring in moist environment of oral cavity. White lesions of the oral mucosa are a multifactorial group of disorders. The color of which is produced by the scattering of the light through an altered epithelial surface. Appearance of mucosal white lesion is due to hyperkeratosis. Excess keratin sodden with saliva appears as white. The diagnosis and differential diagnosis of oral white lesions should be made on the basis of the medical history, clinical features, and laboratory tests.

  • Leukoplakia
  • Hairy leukoplakia
  • Lichen planus
  • Lichenoid reactions
  • Linea alba
  • Nicotinic stomatitis
  • Uremic stomatitis
  • Cinnamon contact stomatitis
  • Chemical burn
  • Candidiasis
  • Chronic biting
  • Geographic tongue
  • Hairy tongue
  • Furred tongue
  • Papilloma
  • Fordyce’s granules
  • Leukoedema
  • White sponge nevus
  • Verrucous carcinoma
  • Squamous-cell carcinoma
  • Skin and mucosal grafts
  • Epithelial peeling
  • Materia alba of the gingiva
  • Dyskeratosis congenita
  • Pachyonychia congenita

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Category: Medical, Pathology

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