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Adjunctive Diagnostic Techniques as Screening Tools for Oral Premalignant and Malignant Conditions | Abstract
Annals and Essences of Dentistry

Annals and Essences of Dentistry
Open Access

ISSN: 0975-8798, 0976-156X

Abstract

Adjunctive Diagnostic Techniques as Screening Tools for Oral Premalignant and Malignant Conditions

Dr Anitha Krishnan

It is one of the major objectives of the WHO to reduce the burden of oral cancer globally by identifying prevention and early detection of oral cancer. Visual examination of the mouth is still largely used for screening of oral premalignant and malignant lesions. However, simple visual examination has its limitations in rare occurrences when dysplasias or early oral squamous cell carcinomas occur in normal- looking oral mucosa. To assist in these situations adjunctive techniques have been developed and suggested to increase our ability to differentiate between benign and malignant oral lesions. Some of these techniques are the usage of tissue autofluorescence, toluidine blue, brush biopsy and chemiluminescence. This guest lecture will focus on these adjunctive techniques with a note on their advantages and disadvantages.

Published Date: 2020-07-31;

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