MALIGNANT TRANSFORMATION OF ORAL SUBMUCOUS FIBROSIS: A CASE REPORT
Tahera Tarek Syed*
Oral submucous fibrosis(OSMF) is a high risk premalignant condition, commonly seen among south east Asian population and characterized by changes in the connective tissue fibers of the lamina propria and deeper parts leading to stiffness of the mucosa, restricted mouth opening & mortality (when transformation into squamous cell carcinoma). OSMF is an acquired disease usually associated with the habit of areca nut chewing. Here, we are presenting a case of oral submucous fibrosis showing malignant potential and development of oral squamous cell carcinoma.
Keywords: Oral submucous fibrosis, Premalignant condition, Malignant Transformation.
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