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Guidelines for Biopsy of Oral Mucosal Lesions

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Not all innocuous-looking oral mucosal lesions are benign and a histopathological exam is the best tool for establishing a definitive diagnosis.

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss the prevalence of oral mucosal lesions and incidence of malignant and premalignant lesions.
  2. Identify the most common form of cancer in the oral cavity, associated risk factors, and common sites of presentation.
  3. Explain clinical strategies for early detection, diagnosis and management of malignant and premalignant oral lesions.

This course was issued in June 2019 issue and expires June 2022. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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