Malignant Transformation of Oral Potentially Malignant Disorders

  • Anura AriyawardanaEmail author
Part of the Textbooks in Contemporary Dentistry book series (TECD)


Prior to noticing any signs and symptoms of an oral squamous cell carcinoma, certain changes may be visible on the oral mucosa that are grouped under the term oral potentially malignant disorders. This concept is based on follow-up studies that have described the natural history of the disease. We present here the evidence that indicates the potentially malignant nature of these disorders.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Medicine and Dentistry, Cairns Campus, James Cook UniversityCairnsAustralia
  2. 2.Metro South Oral HealthWooloongabbaAustralia

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