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Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1991 Oct;20(5):259-63.

DNA analysis of oral leukoplakia by flow cytometry.

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First Department of Oral Surgery, Hokkaido University School of Dentistry, Sapporo, Japan.


DNA ploidy of 19 oral leukoplakias with and without epithelial dysplasia was investigated and the results were compared with 11 normal gingival biopsies, 14 oral benign tumours and 50 oral squamous cell carcinomas. The results suggest a possible relationship between DNA aneuploidy and oral leukoplakias or squamous cell carcinomas, as 32% of the oral leukoplakias and 48% of the oral squamous cell carcinomas were aneuploid although all the normal gingival biopsies and the benign oral tumours examined were diploid. No significant relationship was observed, however, between DNA ploidy and epithelial dysplasia in the leukoplakias.

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