Oral cavity
Other benign tumors / conditions

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 20 April 2018, last major update November 2013

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PubMed Search: Leukoedema oral

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Definition / general
  • Diffuse opalescent lesion of cheek mucosa that may extend to lips
  • Probably degenerative
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Intracellular edema or vacuolization of Malpighian cells