New updated Classification and Treatment modality for Oral Submucous Fibrosis: A Review

Authors : Lajri Bagde, Lajri Bagde, Ashish Lanjekar, Ashish Lanjekar, Ramhari Sathawane, Ramhari Sathawane, Rakhi Chandak, Rakhi Chandak, Romita Gaikwad, Romita Gaikwad, Kshitija Bhakte, Kshitija Bhakte

DOI : 10.18231/j.adr.2021.010

Volume : 11

Issue : 1

Year : 2021

Page No : 65-72

Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is a premalignant condition mainly associated with the practice of chewing betel quid containing areca nut, a habit common among South Asian people. Data from recent epidemiological studies provide overwhelming evidence that areca nut is the main etiological factor for OSMF. Over the years, many classification systems have been documented in medical literature based on clinical, histopathological, or functional aspects. Each classification has its own merits and demerits. An attempt is made to provide and update the knowledge of classification system of OSMF so that it can assist the clinicians, be beneficial in researches and academics in categorizing this potentially malignant disease for early detection, prompt management, and reducing the mortality.

Keywords: Update classification, Blanching, Collagen, Fibrosis, Oral Submucous Fibrosis

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