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 (lo͞o′kə-plā′kē-ə) also leu·co·pla·ki·a (lo͞o′kə-plā′kē-ə)
An abnormal condition characterized by white spots or patches on mucous membranes, especially of the mouth and vulva. Also called leukoplasia.

[New Latin : leuko- + Greek plax, plak-, flat area; see plāk- in Indo-European roots.]




(Pathology) pathol white patches or plaques occurring on mucous membranes, esp of the mouth or vulva


or leu•co•pla•ki•a

(ˌlu kəˈpleɪ ki ə)

a condition marked by one or more white patches on a mucous membrane, as of the tongue or cheek, usu. benign.
[1880–85; < Greek leuko- leuko- + plak-, s. of pláx flat surface, taken as “tongue” + -ia -ia; leukoplasia for earlier leucoplacia, as if formed with -plasia]


n. leucoplasia, áreas de color opaco en la membrana mucosa de la lengua gen. de carácter precanceroso.


n leucoplasia, manchas blancas en la boca o lengua; oral hairy — leucoplasia vellosa oral
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The percentage of females with squamous cell carcinoma (28%) was lower than that of those with leukoplakia (48.
Controversies exist in literature in regards to considering VC as a distinct clinico-pathological entity or as a part of histologic continuum of leukoplakia.
Clinical lesions may appear as ulcers, leukoplakia, erythroplakia, a combination lesion called erythroleukoplakia, soft tissue masses, lesions that will not heal and radiolucencies of unexplained origin.
teeth ,oral leukoplakia, submucous fibrosis, and squamous cell carcinoma.
Leukoplakia and erythroplakia are the two most common oral precancerous conditions, and they have varying degrees of risk for malignant transformation.
LEUKOPLAKIA is a fairly common - and usually harmless - disease of the mouth.
A wide variety of oral lesions in HIV-infected pediatric patients are reported in the literature, such as: candidiasis (8,10-12), gingivitis (12-14), oral hairy leukoplakia (9,13),Kaposi's sarcoma (5,10,15), parotid enlargement (1,4,14,16), herpes simplex (1,2).
The systematic review and meta-analysis of published randomised controlled trials (RCTs) was conducted to review the effectiveness of current chemopreventive agents in the treatment of oral leukoplakia lesions (OPLs) and prevention of their progression to oral cancer.
1] Other OPMDs include leukoplakia, erythroplakia, erosive lichen planus, discoid lupus erythematosus, and palatal lesions due to reverse smoking.
Oral premalignant lesions (OPLs) such as leukoplakia, erythroplakia and lichen planus have been strongly associated with alcohol and tobacco use, increasing the risk of developing malignancy, although age, trauma and poor oral hygiene are pointed out as well (1-3).
In these treaties, tension was given to leukoplakia and erythroplakia.
Conventional endoscopy detected a lesion of asymmetric leukoplakia with slight reddening of the mucosa in the left side of the esophageal wall at a distance of 25–27 cm from the incisor [Figure 1]a.