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2023, Vol. 5, Issue 7, Part A

Evaluation of mouth lesions among Baghdad outpatients visiting the departments of oral pathology and oral medicine


Author(s): Dr. Ban Sami Abd Alqader and Besmah M Ali

Abstract: Introduction: This article seeks to familiarise clinicians with the assessment and treatment of common oral lesions encountered in primary care settings. According to their clinical presentation, lesions are classified as ulcerated lesions, white or variegated white-red lesions, masses and nodules, or pigmented lesions. Recurrent aphthous stomatitis, herpes simplex virus, oral squamous cell carcinoma, geographic tongue, oral candidiasis, oral lichen planus, pre-malignant disorders, pyogenic granuloma, mucocele, squamous cell papilloma, oral melanoma, hairy tongue, and amalgam tattoo are among the pathologies discussed. This study aims to ascertain the prevalence of oral lesions among patients and to determine their most prevalent manifestations.
Methods: One hundred outpatients were referred to the Departments of Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine between January 1 and June 30, 2023. The majority of referrals were for caries, periodontitis, neuralgia, prosthetic issues, and other complaints such as extraction requests, root planning and scaling, and general dental examinations.
Results: The findings provide insights into the types of oral lesions observed among the patients. Among the patients, 46% presented with aphthous ulcers, with 32% of them having no underlying systemic diseases. Leukoplakia was found in 18% of the patients, oral lichen planus in 9%, mucocele in 2%, candidiasis in 15%, squamous cell carcinoma in 4%, and traumatic ulcers in 6%.
Conclusion: The oral cavity is often neglected during routine examinations in general practice. Enhancing knowledge regarding the common presentations of oral lesions can empower practitioners to conduct thorough oral examinations and effectively manage any identified pathologies.


DOI: 10.33545/27068919.2023.v5.i7a.1010

Pages: 20-22 | Views: 285 | Downloads: 77

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Dr. Ban Sami Abd Alqader, Besmah M Ali. Evaluation of mouth lesions among Baghdad outpatients visiting the departments of oral pathology and oral medicine. Int J Adv Acad Stud 2023;5(7):20-22. DOI: 10.33545/27068919.2023.v5.i7a.1010
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