Jayant Landge1, Nimma Vijayalaxmi2*, Prjwalit Kende2Vikas Meshram4, Akash Lavate5 and Easwaran Ramaswamy6
1Associate Professor and PG Guide, Department of Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge and Implantology, C.S.M.S.S. Dental college,
Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
2PG Student, Department of Prosthodontics, Crown and Bridge and Implantology, C.S.M.S.S. Dental College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India 3Associate Professor and Head, Department Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Government Dental College Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
4Associate Professor, Department Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Government Dental College Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
5Reader, Department of Orthodontics, PDU Dental College and Hospital, Solapur, India
6Associate Professor and head, Department Oral Medicine and Radiology, Government Dental College Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding Author: Nimma vijayalaxmi, Assistant Professor, Department Oral Medicine and Radiology, Government Dental College Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Received: March 13, 2018; Published: April 20, 2018
Citation: Nimma Vijayalaxmi., et al. “Use of Colposcope in Oral Mucosal Lesions”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.5 (2018).
&ndsp;&ndsp;Potentially malignant disorders and oral cancers incidence is steadily increasing in India. Being one of largest tobacco producing country, our country has not succeeded in curbing the menace created by tobacco and increased death rates toils because of the oral cancer predominantly. Clinical diagnosis of the early changes in oral mucosa warrants further confirmation histo-pathologically.
&ndsp;&ndsp;Therefore selection of biopsy site is vital in diagnosis and further management. Colposcopy, a direct oral microscopic method proves useful in selecting the representative sites for biopsy which otherwise is difficult by only clinical methods. Because of advantages like ease of use, non-invasive and precision, colposcopy might prove to be a useful in early detection and management of the oral potentially malignant and malignant diseases. This article details what as dental practitioner dealing with diagnosis of these potentially malignant disorders should know about this newer aid, further helping in reducing the burden of oral cancer by earlier diagnosis which form an important aspect in treatment of oral cancer.
Keywords: Colposcope; Potentially Malignant Disorder; Oral Cancer
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