Cite this page: Pernick N. Verrucous hyperplasia / proliferative verrucous leukoplakia. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/oralcavityverrucoushyperplasia.html. Accessed March 8th, 2021.
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