Journal of Applied Dental
and Medical Sciences
Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences is A Quarterly Published


Oral Submucous Fibrosis- Current Concepts of Aetiology & its Management

Gupta M1,Mishra P2,Shrivastava K3,Singh N4,Singh P5


Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is a potentially malignant disorder and crippling condition of oral mucosa. It is a well-recognized chronic insidious disease, precancerous condition, autoimmune and collagen related disorder which is multifactorial in origin associated with betel quid chewing characterized by progressive hyalinization of the lamina propria. In the vast literature available for OSMF, numerous staging systems are put forward by various authors in the past. Some of the most important staging system are being routinely used in the clinical practice, and has helped in early diagnosis and treatment. The management of oral submucous fibrosis has been the subject of controversy ever since Schwartz first described the condition in 1952. An attempt is made to analyze critically and update the knowledge of the recent developments that enhances the understanding of the aetiology of this premalignant condition and its medicinal & surgical management which improves the life expectancy.

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