Premalignant Conditions of the Oral Cavity

  • Peter A. Brennan
  • Tom Aldridge
  • Raghav C. Dwivedi

Part of the Head and Neck Cancer Clinics book series (HNCC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Peter A. Brennan, Tom Aldridge
    Pages 1-6
  3. Carolina Cavalieri Gomes, Marina Gonçalves Diniz, Ricardo Santiago Gomez
    Pages 7-26
  4. Camile S. Farah, Kate Shearston, Amanda Phoon Nguyen, Omar Kujan
    Pages 27-66
  5. Rajiv S. Desai, Ravikant S. Ganga, Raghav C. Dwivedi
    Pages 67-85
  6. Lakshminarasimman Parasuraman, Munita Bal, Prathamesh S. Pai
    Pages 87-95
  7. Felipe Paiva Fonseca, Peter A. Brennan, Ricardo Santiago Gomez, Hélder Antônio Rebelo Pontes, Eduardo Rodrigues Fregnani, Márcio Ajudarte Lopes et al.
    Pages 97-117
  8. Martina K. Shephard, Esther A. Hullah
    Pages 119-158
  9. Divya Mehrotra
    Pages 159-184
  10. Ben Tudor-Green
    Pages 209-227
  11. Camile S. Farah, Katherine Pollaers, Agnieszka Frydrych
    Pages 229-276

About this book


Oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the 13th commonest cancer worldwide, and the most common cancer in the Asian subcontinent due to the widespread habit of tobacco and betel nut chewing. Despite many advances in diagnosis and treatment, the survival statistics have only marginally improved. However our understanding of the disease process and transformation from pre-cancerous lesions of the oral mucosa to an invasive SCC cancer and their progression has expanded exponentially.

There are many conditions of the oral mucosa that can progress to an invasive malignancy.  A thorough understanding of these conditions is a prerequisite for all those involved in the management of the diseases of the oral mucosa and head and neck region.

The recognition and timely treatment of potentially pre-malignant conditions of the oral cavity can minimize the change to an overt malignancy in many patients through patient education, appropriate treatment and surveillance.

In this book we cover relevant anatomy, biology, diagnosis and latest management strategies for pre-cancerous conditions that affect the oral mucosa. The respective chapters are written by expert contributors from around the world, lending the book a global perspective and making it an essential guide for all those involved in the management of pre-malignant lesions arising in this challenging anatomical region.


Oral pathology Cancer Pathogenesis Prevention Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter A. Brennan
    • 1
  • Tom Aldridge
    • 2
  • Raghav C. Dwivedi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryQueen Alexandra HospitalPortsmouthUK
  2. 2.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryQueen Alexandra HospitalPortsmouthUK
  3. 3.Department of Otolaryngology, Head Neck SurgeryQueen Elizabeth University HospitalGlasgowUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Peter A. Brennan, Tom Aldridge, Raghav C. Dwivedi, Rehan Kazi 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-2930-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-2931-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-4060
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-4079
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