Oral cavity & oropharynx
Potentially malignant & dysplasia
Verrucous hyperplasia / proliferative verrucous leukoplakia

Topic Completed: 1 November 2013

Minor changes: 22 May 2019

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PubMed Search: Verrucous hyperplasia oral cavity

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Verrucous hyperplasia / proliferative verrucous leukoplakia. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/oralcavityverrucoushyperplasia.html. Accessed August 14th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Slow growing, persistent and often multifocal
  • May represent precursor lesion to verrucous carcinoma, dysplasia or other carcinomas
  • 29% of cases are associated with verrucous carcinoma
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Mature, hyperkeratotic proliferation and entirely exophytic with no downward proliferation of rete pegs
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