The limitations of the clinical oral examination in detecting dysplastic oral lesions and oral squamous cell carcinoma


EPSTEIN J. B. , Guneri P. , Boyacioglu H. , ABT E.

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION, vol.143, no.12, pp.1332-1342, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 143 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.14219/jada.archive.2012.0096
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.1332-1342

Abstract

Background. The clinical oral examination (COE) is the criterion standard for the initial detection of oral lesions that harbor dysplasia or oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) at an early stage when they are most treatable. The authors conducted a systematic review to assess the effectiveness of the COE in predicting histologic diagnosis of dysplasia or OSCC.