Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1744--1746

Intraoperative management of recurrent leukoplakia at red zone


S Elengkumaran1, C Deepak1, A Emmanuel Dhiravia Sargunam1, C Ravindran1, Sharada T Rajan2 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sri Ramachandra Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Sri Ramachandra Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, India

Correspondence Address:
S Elengkumaran
Department of OMFS, Faculty of Dental Sciences, SRIHER, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India

Oral leukoplakia (OL) is a potentially malignant oral disorder (PMOD) that sometimes trans-form into oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). OL is one of the most frequent PMODs seen in the oral cavity. The global prevalence of OL is approximately 2.6%, with its worst prognosis of undergoing a malignant transformation. Leukoplakia is clinically divided into red zones (tongue and floor of mouth) and nonred zones (buccal mucosa, palate, and soft palate) areas. The red zone areas have more potency of transforming into malignancy. Hence, patients with red zone areas need to be followed up more frequently and treated appropriately. This case report signifies the importance of treating one such case of leukoplakia at red zone area.


How to cite this article:
Elengkumaran S, Deepak C, Sargunam A E, Ravindran C, Rajan ST. Intraoperative management of recurrent leukoplakia at red zone.J Pharm Bioall Sci 2021;13:1744-1746


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Elengkumaran S, Deepak C, Sargunam A E, Ravindran C, Rajan ST. Intraoperative management of recurrent leukoplakia at red zone. J Pharm Bioall Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Oct 6 ];13:1744-1746
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