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Patient Name: D*** ,45 Male, Pune
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Past Activitie: Oral leukoplakia treatment in pune
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Reply: Dear Sir,
Oral Leukoplakia refers to the thickened white patches that may develop on the gums, tongue, inside of cheeks or bottom of mouth. They commonly occur due to chronic irritation, as with tobacco chewing/smoking, long term alcohol use, ill fitting dentures, broken/sharp teeth, etc.Most of them are noncancerous(benign) but have a potential to develop into malignancy. There is no specific marker that may predict it but a biopsy may help to identify if any such changes are occurring.
The main goal of oral leukoplakia's management is to detect and to prevent malignant transformation. First of all, completely stopping of the risk activities such as smoking is recommended. Depending on the severity of lesions, the treatment varies from a "wait and see" approach and medication to complete surgical removal.If no significant changes are observed, a regular followup with clinical and histological surveillance is recommended. The medical treatment uses local and systemic agents such as vitamin A and retinoids, systemic beta carotene, lycopene (a carotenoid), ketorolac (as mouthwash), local bleomycin, etc. In the presence of moderate or severe epithelial dysplasia, surgical treatment is recommended which may be in form of conventional surgery or laser ablation, electrocauterization, or cryosurgery. So it is advisable to avoid the major risk factors and consult a specialist in your city to know your present clinical status and then plan further treatment accordingly.
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Reply: Dear Sir,
Oral Leukoplakia refers to the thickened white patches that may develop on the gums, tongue, inside of cheeks or bottom of mouth. They commonly occur due to chronic irritation, as with tobacco chewing/smoking, long term alcohol use, ill fitting dentures, broken/sharp teeth, etc.Most of them are noncancerous(benign) but have a potential to develop into malignancy. There is no specific marker that may predict it but a biopsy may help to identify if any such changes are occurring.
The main goal of oral leukoplakia's management is to detect and to prevent malignant transformation. First of all, completely stopping of the risk activities such as smoking is recommended. Depending on the severity of lesions, the treatment varies from a "wait and see" approach and medication to complete surgical removal.If no significant changes are observed, a regular followup with clinical and histological surveillance is recommended. The medical treatment uses local and systemic agents such as vitamin A and retinoids, systemic beta carotene, lycopene (a carotenoid), ketorolac (as mouthwash), local bleomycin, etc. In the presence of moderate or severe epithelial dysplasia, surgical treatment is recommended which may be in form of conventional surgery or laser ablation, electrocauterization, or cryosurgery. So it is advisable to avoid the major risk factors and consult a specialist in your city to know your present clinical status and then plan further treatment accordingly.

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