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Rapidly progressive proliferativeverrucous leukoplakia - Case report and Diagnostic difficulties

Author(s): Praveen Kumar M | Ajay Prakash P | Madhusudana Rao T | Rashmi Santosh Kumar

Journal: Indian Journal of Dental Advancements
ISSN 2229-5038

Volume: 3;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 632;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Proliferative verrucous leukoplakia | Leukoplakia oral | oral cancer

Proliferative verrucous leukoplakia (PVL) is a form of oral leukoplakia, which was first described in 1985 by Hansen et al. PVL is reported by various authors as very aggressive form of Leukoplakia due to its high rate of recurrence and a high rate of malignant transformation. Aetiology of PVL remains unclear as well as its diagnosis and management. In this article a case report and the criteria for diagnosis of Proliferative verrucous leukoplakia are discussed.

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