Oral cavity & oropharynx
Congenital anomalies

Topic Completed: 1 November 2013

Revised: 17 May 2019

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PubMed Search: Leukoedema oral

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Leukoedema. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/oralcavityleukoedema.html. Accessed October 18th, 2019.
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
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