Other Lesions

It is important to understand that fluorescence pattern changes are associated with many different types of lesions, which is a benefit rather than a limitation of fluorescence visualization.

Neoplastic lesions are the most serious and life threatening in the spectrum of diseases that affect the oral cavity. However, the many other types of conditions are definitely worthy of the clinician’s attention and can have a significant effect on the quality of life of the patient.

Fluorescence Can Enhance The Discovery And Recognition Of Many Conditions

  • Neoplastic Lesions
    Potentially Malignant Lesions (Dysplasia)
    Cancerous Lesions
  • Reactive Lesions (such as Inflammation) Due to:
    Trauma from Physical Irritation or Abuse
    Chemical Irritation
    Medication Side Effects
    Allergic Responses
    Thermal Damage
    Fungal, Viral, or Bacterial Irritation
    Systemic Conditions with Oral Manifestations
  • Developmental / Congenital Abnormalities

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Non-Cancerous Lesions Where Biopsy Is Recommended For Definitive Diagnosis

The gold standard diagnostic technique in all these circumstances is histopathological examination of a surgical biopsy. A biopsy that yields a diagnosis of lichenoid mucositis, squamous papilloma or mucous membrane pemphigoid etc. should not be regarded as a "false positive" just because they are not dysplasia or cancer. Each definitive diagnosis helps lead to treatment decisions that can be very beneficial for the patient.

  • Erosive Lichen Planus
  • Benign Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid (BMMP)
  • Pemphigus Vulgaris
  • Erythema Multiformev
  • Non-resolving Traumatic Ulcer
  • Tuberculosis Lesions
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Necrotizing Sialometaplasia
  • Squamous Papilloma
  • Verruca Vulgaris
  • Verruciform Xanthoma
  • Condyloma Acuminatum
  • Focal Epithelial Hyperplasia
  • Foreign Body Gingivitis
  • Plasma Cell Gingivitis
  • White Sponge Nevus
  • Chronic Hyperplastic Candidiasis
  • Actinic Chelitis
  • Pyogenic Granuloma
  • Peripheral Giant Cell Granuloma
  • Peripheral Ossifying Fibroma
  • Fibroma
  • Epulis Fissuratum
  • Mucocele
  • Ranula
  • Parulis
  • Actinomyosis
  • Lipoma
  • Hemangioma
  • Lymphangioma
  • Neuroma
  • Neurofibroma
  • Lymphoid Hyperplasia
  • Oral Lymphoepithelial Cyst
  • Gingival Cyst
  • Chelitis Glandularis
  • Benign Salivary Gland Neoplasm
  • Drug-induced gingival hyperplasia
  • Leukemic Gingival Infiltrate
  • Kaposi’s Sarcoma
  • Melanocytic Nevus
  • Melanotic Macule

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