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Quintessence Int 43 (2012), No. 7     15. June 2012
Quintessence Int 43 (2012), No. 7  (15.06.2012)

Page 583-585, PubMed:22670253

Rapid progression of an idiopathic leukoplakia to a proliferative verrucous leukoplakia lesion and then squamous cell carcinoma
Dal Vechio, Aluana / Nakagima, Edgar / Azevedo, Luciane H. / Alves, Fábio A. / Migliari, Dante A.
The article reports a case of oral proliferative verrucous leukoplakia (OPVL) in a 76-yearold woman, underscoring how an otherwise inconspicuous white plaque lesion can rapidly turn into a phase of verrucous carcinoma and subsequently squamous cell carcinoma.

Keywords: leukoplakia, oral proliferative verrucous leukoplakia, squamous cell carcinoma