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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 39-44

Leukoplakia of larynx: A review update

1 Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India

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Dr. Ishwar Singh
Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, BL Taneja Block, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2230-9748.157464

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Leukoplakia of larynx has remained a debatable topic in laryngeal pathology for decades as per classification, histology and treatment is concerned. Smoking and alcohol are the major causes and there is sufficient evidence implicating gastroesophageal reflux and human papilloma virus in its pathogenesis. A wide range of therapeutic strategies are available for different grades of dysplasia. Despite this, a significant proportion of patients progress to carcinoma for which the patients with dysplasia need to be kept in regular follow-up.

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