LEUKOPLAKIA HISTOLOGY (DYSPLASIA)
Author: Sanketh DS, MDS
MICROSCOPIC FEATURES OF LEUKOPLAKIA
Microscopically leukoplakia may reveal hyperplastic epithelium with hyperkeratosis, mild, moderate or severe epithelial dysplasia, carcinoma in situ or at times squamous cell carcinoma. Usually around 4-25% of leukoplakias may reveal dysplasia.
Before going into the details of how dysplasia is graded, let us brush through some basics of different terminologies to get a better perspective of things!
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