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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 43-46

The role of exfoliative cytology and molecular biology in oral potentially malignant disorders


1 Basic Health Sciences Unit, School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
2 Department of Paediatric Dentistry and Special Care, PAECOMEDIS Research Cluster, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
3 Oral Diseases Unit, School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The university of the West Indies, St.Augustine, , Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago
4 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Vivekanandha Dental College for Women, Elaiyampalayam, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Ravi Teja Chitturi
School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Trinidad and Tobago
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jhrr.jhrr_22_17

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According to the latest statistics, oral squamous cell carcinoma is the 9th most common cancer to diagnose worldwide, especially in males and in the developing countries and cause for high mortality and morbidity. Oral potentially malignant disorders (OPMD's) are an important entity associated as precusors for most of these cases which are reversible. Hence, early detection of OPMD's can be very useful. Exfoliative cytology is a practically very easy and patient-friendly method to collect cells from these lesions. They can be subjected to a variety of analysis to help us detect oral cancer in advance. This review describes all the techniques have been used in early detection right from the conventional techniques to molecular diagnostics.


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