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Leukoplakia – pathology and pictures

Leukoplakia – pathology and pictures

Leukoplakia

Leukoplakia

 

Mucosa of the oral cavity is covered with multilayed squamous epithelium, which is thickened with signs of:
  • Hyperkeratosis- excessive accumulation of keratin;
  • Parakeratosis-  preserved are the nuclei of the cells in stratum corneum and
  • Acantosis – hyperpalsia of stratum basale and spinosum of epidermis, with enlarged papillae.
  • Subepithelially  is found   mononuclear inflammatory cell proliferation.
  • Often behind the macroscopic diagnostic of leucoplakia (white plaque) is hidden either dysplastic (precancerous) or neoplastic process.

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