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  Year: 2000 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 169-170
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  It is well known that leukoplakia is the most common precancerous lesion of the oral mucosa. The aim of this study was to show the prevalence of oral leukoplakia in a selected population, distribution according to age, sex and intraoral locations. The study material comprised 2385 outpatients of a Department of Oral Disease and Periodontology at the Clinic of Stomatology in Novi Sad. Oral leukoplakia was diagnosed and grouped according to internationally accepted criteria. Oral leukoplakia was diagnosed in 53 cases. The majority of cases (45) were of the homogeneous type and 8 cases were of the non-homogeneous type. Eighty one percentage of oral leukoplakia occured in men and 18.9% in women. Eighty six percentage of men were over 40 years of age. Oral leukoplakia was registered on the buccal mucosa in 28.3% of cases. The prevalence of oral leukoplakia was 2.2%, for homogeneous type was 1.9% and for non-homogeneous type 0.3%. Oral leukoplakia occured more frequently in men over 40 years of age. The intraoral location of leukoplakia was preponderant in buccal mucosa.
  Key words: Epidemiology; Mouth mucosa; Precancerous condition; Mouth leukoplakia
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Online since 1997 (Abstracts only); 2000 (Abstracts and Full text)
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