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Erschienen in: Lasers in Dental Science 2/2023

11.04.2023 | Case Report

Surgical treatment of oral leukoplakia in tongue by using high-power diode laser: a case report

verfasst von: Gustavo Araújo de Freitas, Diego Filipe Bezerra Silva, Felipe Rafael da Cunha Araujo, Tiago João da Silva Filho, Cassiano Francisco Weege Nonaka, Daliana Queiroga de Castro Gomes

Erschienen in: Lasers in Dental Science | Ausgabe 2/2023

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Abstract

Purpose

The aim of this study was to report a clinical case of oral leukoplakia (OL) treated with high-power diode laser and discuss aspects related to its clinical and histopathological characteristics.

Case report

A 61-year-old male, non-white, smoker, and alcoholic patient, presented for evaluation of an asymptomatic lesion in the tongue. On intraoral physical examination, a white plaque located on the tongue border on the left side was observed, measuring approximately 4.0 × 2.0 cm, with well-defined contours and irregular borders. After the clinical diagnosis of OL, an incisional biopsy was performed. In view of the histopathological diagnosis of mild dysplasia, it was decided to completely remove the lesion by using a high-power diode laser (808 nm; 2.5 W; continuous mode) in two surgical stages, whose diagnoses were, respectively, mild and moderate dysplasia. After 3 months, the lesion recurred, and microscopic findings revealed severe dysplasia. The patient has been followed up for 14 months, without evidence of new recurrence or malignant transformation.

Conclusion

Therefore, the high-power diode laser allowed for the safe and effective removal of an extensive OL without intraoperative bleeding and promoted satisfactory healing in the expected period, without adverse effects on adjacent tissues.
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Metadaten
Titel
Surgical treatment of oral leukoplakia in tongue by using high-power diode laser: a case report
verfasst von
Gustavo Araújo de Freitas
Diego Filipe Bezerra Silva
Felipe Rafael da Cunha Araujo
Tiago João da Silva Filho
Cassiano Francisco Weege Nonaka
Daliana Queiroga de Castro Gomes
Publikationsdatum
11.04.2023
Verlag
Springer International Publishing
Erschienen in
Lasers in Dental Science / Ausgabe 2/2023
Elektronische ISSN: 2367-2587
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s41547-023-00183-4

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