oa South African Medical Journal - Buccal lichen planus and carcinoma

Volume 25, Issue 32
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



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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