Malignant transformation of oral lichen planus: case report and review of the literature

Massa, M.C.; Greaney, V.; Kron, T.; Armin, A.

Cutis 45(1): 45-47


ISSN/ISBN: 0011-4162
PMID: 2404699
Document Number: 366544
Lichen planus is a mucocutaneous disorder well known to both dermatologists and dentists. Traditional belief holds that oral lichen planus predisposes to the development of squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity. We present a case that illustrates such a malignant transformation in a patient who smoked and had actinically damaged skin.

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