Tobacco-Associated Lesions of the Oral Cavity: Part II. Malignant Lesions

June 1, 2000
Nonmalignant tobacco-associated lesions of the oral cavity were discussed in the first part of this two-part article. Here, we describe malignant lesions associated with tobacco use, basic biopsy principles for such lesions and intervention strategies that dental professionals may use to reduce the chances of their patients developing precancerous lesions or primary malignancies.

MeSH Key Words: mouth neoplasms; smoking/adverse effects; tobacco, smokeless/adverse effects

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