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Avances en Odontoestomatología

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ESPARZA GOMEZ, G.C.. Evaluation of different tretaments used in oral leukoplasias. Av Odontoestomatol [online]. 2008, vol.24, n.1, pp.105-109. ISSN 0213-1285.

Treatment of oral leukoplakia (OL) is based on early detection and the active management of these patients in order to prevent the development of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Nowadays, does not exist standarized protocols to decrease the risk of malignat transformation. A great number of different medical and surgical treatments had been employed, but none of them has proved to be effective in the prevention of malignant transformation, and although some of them (vitamin A, retinoids, betacarotens and licopene) are effective for the clinical resolution, none of them can prevent relapses and/or malignization. As well, surgical treatment has no showed evidences of advantage. It had been performed a literature review about the differents treatments employed in recent years in OL and comments about some reviews in this topic are made.

Palabras clave : Oral leukoplakia; Treatment.

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