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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 470-474

“Comparative evaluation of laser and surgical treatment modalities of oral leukoplakia” -A systematic review

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Sukanya Das
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology. Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jiaomr.jiaomr_277_20

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Introduction: Oral leukoplakia (OL) is considered a potentially malignant lesion of the oral cavity. Aim: This systematic review aims to evaluate effectiveness of different laser and surgical treatment in management of OL. Materials and Methods: A comprehensive search was done using the MeSH [medical subject headings] terms and keyword search in the electronic databases, namely PubMed and Google Scholar. The search was limited to articles published as full text in English, which were screened by two reviewers for eligibility. Results: The search yielded nine articles out of which seven articles were only included based on the inclusion criteria. The outcome measure evaluated blood loss, pain, malignant transformation, recurrence, healing, scarring, and adverse outcomes. Conclusion: Lasers are more effective in treating OL lesions, but further comparative studies needed to assess their long-term efficacy.

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