Leukoplakia K13.2

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Clinical term for mostly circumscribed, sharply or blurredly defined, white foci of the mucosa which are pathogenetically based on a keratinization of the otherwise non-ceratinizing squamous epithelium of the mucosa. S.a.u. Leukoplakia, oral, s.a.u. Erythroplakia, oral. Leucoplakia is the most frequent precancerous condition of the oral cavity.

The diagnosis "leukoplakia" is a purely descriptive morphological one, which does not allow any statement about the causal mechanism. A leukoplakia must be considered a carcinoma in situ or already invasive until the opposite is histologically proven.

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According to the underlying disease.


Please ask your physician for a reliable diagnosis. This website is only meant as a reference.


Last updated on: 29.10.2020