leukoplakia


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leu·ko·pla·ki·a

 (lo͞o′kə-plā′kē-ə) also leu·co·pla·ki·a (lo͞o′kə-plā′kē-ə)
n.
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.]

leukoplakia

or

leucoplakia

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

leu•ko•pla•ki•a

or leu•co•pla•ki•a

(ˌlu kəˈpleɪ ki ə)

n.
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]
Translations

leu·ko·pla·ki·a

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

leukoplakia

n leucoplasia, manchas blancas en la boca o lengua; oral hairy — leucoplasia vellosa oral
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Leukoplakia which is not cancerous, but if the white areas are mixed with red there may be potential for cancer.
Since the discovery of saliva-based exosome-containing miR-185 as "liquid biopsy" diagnostic biomarker for oral leukoplakia and oral cancer, Avalon has further developed a novel therapeutic candidate, AVA-201, for oral cancer.
Multifocal tumors may be seen in proliferative verrucous leukoplakia, although these tumors are typically connected via dysplastic epithelium.
Although, most of these white lesions can be abolished by rubbing and are termed as "Non-keratotic" whereas some of these lesions withstand their abolishment by rubbing and are referred to as "Keratotic".5 The word, "Leukoplakia" is applied to mention these hyperkeratotic white plaque or patch on the oral mucus membrane those cannot be abolished by rubbing and mostly it occurs between 4th to 7th decade of life and its prevalence is three times higher in men than women,2,5 and it commonly effects 2% of population worldwide.5
If you have a white or grey sore with a hard surface that feels thick and raised, it could be leukoplakia, says Dr Okoye - a condition most frequently caused by irritation from dentures, crowns, fillings or smoking.
If you have a white or grey sore with a hard surface that feels thick and raised, it could be leukoplakia, says Okoye - a condition most frequently caused by irritation from dentures, crowns, fillings or smoking.
Definition of leukoplakia and related lesions: an aid to studies on oral precancer.
Leiomyoma, squamous papilloma, spindle cell tumour, squamous cell carcinoma, invasive and adenocystic carcinoma was above 60 years of age, whereas hyperplastic squamous epithelium, erythroplakia, poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma, moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma, stratified squamous epithelium, leukoplakia, squamous cell carcinoma with welldifferentiated, keratinising squamous cell carcinoma, moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma and dysplastic squamous epithelium was above 50 years of age.
Among the topics are the long-term follow-up of oral leukoplakia treated by carbon-dioxide laser: an 18-year retrospective study, the role of the laser in infectious diseases of the jaw bone, the clinical use of laser/LED phototherapies in dental practice: from the bench to the dental chair, photobiomodulation therapy and dentoalveolar-derived mesenchymal stem cells for regenerative dentistry, and optical fluorescence in dentistry.
Sometimes, there may be white patches on the gums, tongue, or lining of the mouth called leukoplakia. Though this is noncancerous, it could evolve into a fully blown cancer of the mouth.
Leukoplakia (nonhomogeneous)###Tobacco/alcohol###Speckled or nodular red and white plaque###High (>30%)
Tobacco products contain harmful chemicals that can cause severe damage to health including oral cancers, inflammation of salivary gland openings on the roof of the mouth and leukoplakia or white patches inside the mouth.