The Malignant Transformation of Oral Lichen Planus and Oral Lichenoid Lesions, a Case Report and Review of the Literature

Oral lichen planus (OLP) and oral lichenoid lesions (OLL) have generated a lot of debate in the literature. In contrast to the unknown nature of OLP, OLL is often associated with a known inciting factor. “Oral lichenoid lesions” are also called, “oral drug reactions,” “oral lichenoid reactions,” and lichenoid contact stomatitis.” Malignant transformation of both entities has been reported. Most studies have shown OLL to have a slightly higher potential of malignant transformation compared to OLP.

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Author: Selene Saraf

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