Clinicohistopathological Correlation of Oral Lesions Mohmad Iqbal Rather 5 ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Syed Shahab-Ud-Din Bukhari, Vipin Gupta, Dev Dogra, K Goswami, Asif Ahmed
2017 International Journal of Contemporary Medical Research   unpublished
Oral health is important for the quality of life of all individuals. Aims: Our objective was to assess the correlation of oral lesions and cutaneous lesions and to reduce the chances of existing lack of clinicopathological correlation in the diagnostic assessment of oral lesions and further improve the management of oral lesions. Material and Methods: 80 patients with persistent oral lesions alone or oral lesions along with cutaneous lesions were taken up for study. Their detailed history,
more » ... nation was recorded, relevant investigations were done. Based on clinical history and examination a clinical diagnosis was made. Oral biopsies were taken and sent for histopathological examination. All the findings were recorded and analyzed. Results: Maximum patients had oral lichen planus (37.5%) followed by leukoplakia (20%). Lupus erythematosus was present in 12.5% of patients. Pemphigus vulgaris patients formed 12.5% of patients and oral melanocytic naevi were seen in 3.75% of patients. Conclusion: In overall published work till date on clinicohistopathologic correlation of different types of oral lesions the overall discrepancy ranges from 17% to 42%. There is a need of strict clinical and histopathological criterias for diagnosis.