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Blasco-Morente G, Martín-Castro A, Garrido-Colmenero C, Martínez-García E, Tercedor-Sánchez J
Squamous Cell Carcinoma on Lip Lichen Planus
Dermatología Rev Mex 2014; 58 (4)

Language: Español
References: 10
Page: 385-388
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Oral lichen planus is a relatively common mucocutaneous inflammatory disease that presents a significantly increased risk of developing squamous cell carcinomas. This paper reports the cases of three elderly women, non-smokers, diagnosed with squamous cell carcinomas on lower lip affected by erosive oral lichen planus for 14-32 years. Patients underwent surgical treatment or cryosurgery, with relapsing tumor in all cases. Oral lichen planus malignancy usually occurs in less than 1% of cases, and exceptionally in non-smoking women. Chronic inflammation of oral lichen planus can induce malignant transformation, which can be accelerated in the presence of certain carcinogens such as smoking and sun exposure. We must perform active monitoring of patients with oral lichen planus for early detection of this complication and prevent recurrence.

Key words: oral lichen planus, squamous cell carcinoma, lip.


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