oa South African Medical Journal - Buccal lichen planus and carcinoma



The appearances of lichen planus of the buccal mucous membrane are descriptionbed, and details are given of a case where malignant changes occurred upon lingual lichen planus. The mounting number of reports of malignant changeoccurring on a basis of buccal lichen planus suggests that earlier optimistic statements about the prognosis of this condition may have to be revised.


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