Oral Mucosal Premalignant Diseases and Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Ira Lamster DDS, MMSc, James Sciubba
A clinically-directed review of oral mucosal premalignant diseases and development of squamous cell carcinoma.
Participants will learn:
- The importance and relationship of common oral mucous membrane diseases with premalignant qualities and their overall relationship to developing carcinoma.
- The evolution to carcinoma may be gradual to rapid, depending on the timing between initial discovery and ultimate tissue identification and characterization.
- Documentation and careful description of abnormalities along with follow-up strategies are crucial initial steps in the process of successful management and positive outcomes.