A follow-up study of sixty-one oral dysplastic precancerous lesions in Indian villagers

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol. 1977 Mar;43(3):383-90. doi: 10.1016/0030-4220(77)90325-5.


In a 7-year follow-up study of 107 cases of oral epithelial dysplastic precancerous lesions in Indian villagers, 6.6 per cent were found to develop into carcinomas. A clinical spontaneous regression occurred in 14.8 per cent. Follow-up biopsies showed histologic regression of dysplasia in six cases.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Epithelium / pathology
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • India
  • Leukoplakia, Oral / pathology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mouth Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Precancerous Conditions / pathology*
  • Smoking / complications