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FIGUEROA, Luciana; TORTONE, Marco; GILLIGAN, Gerardo  e  PANICO, Rene. Follow up protocol in proliferative multifocal leukoplakia to avoid malignant transformation. A case report. Odontoestomatología [online]. 2020, vol.22, n.36, pp.94-102.  Epub 01-Dez-2020. ISSN 0797-0374.

Proliferative multifocal leukoplakia (PML) is considered one of the oral potentially malignant disorders (OPMD) with the highest malignant transformation rate. Therapeutics is extremely difficult since, in most cases, the lesions are refractory. This study aims to report a case of PML and its evolution, highlighting the importance of clinical monitoring through comprehensive follow-up protocols. A 75-year-old female with multiple keratotic and verrucous lesions with a proliferative growth pattern throughout the oral mucosa. The biopsies and the clinical context allowed clinicians to diagnose it as PML. The patient adhered to a strict protocol and so far has no carcinomatous lesions. This report highlights the careful monitoring of patients with PML to achieve early detection of oral squamous cell carcinoma and, consequently, improve prognosis.

Palavras-chave : leukoplakia; oral squamous cell carcinoma; follow-up; proliferative leukoplakia.

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