Avances en Odontoestomatología
versión impresa ISSN 0213-1285
Aims: To provide updated knowledge about oral lichen planus, paying especial attention to its possible malignant transformation and the relationship with oral cancer. Oral lichen planus is a mucocutaneous disorder with particular relevance in the oral cavity, not only due to its prevalence, but due to the fact of belonging to the group of "premalignant lesions or states". The relationship that this pathology has with oral cancer increases the need for literature reviewing so as to learn what the practitioner can do about it and how to manage it.
Palabras clave : Oral lichen planus; apoptosis; oral cancer; treatment; immunology; lymphocytes.