27: Erythroplakia (erythroplasia)

Erythroplakia (erythroplasia)


Red velvety patch of variable configuration, usually level with or depressed below surrounding mucosa, commonly seen on:

Some erythroplakias are associated with white patches, and are then termed speckled leukoplakia or erythroleukoplakia (Table 27.1).

Table 27.1

Regimens that might be helpful in managementof patient suspected of having erythroplakia

Regimen Use in secondary care (severe oral involvement and/or extraoral involvement)
Likely to be beneficial Excision
Unproven effectiveness Photodynamic therapy
Supportive Cease tobacco, alcohol or betel use

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Jan 9, 2015 | Posted by in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology | Comments Off on 27: Erythroplakia (erythroplasia)

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