ODONTOGENIC KERATOCYST (OKC)

Cysts of Jaws: #1


Difference b/w Ortho & Para-keratinized OKC👆🏻

References: Shafer’s Textbook of Oral Pathology 7th Edition; Internet


Dr. Mehnaz Memonđź–Š

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MANAGEMENT OF LEUKOPLAKIA

LEUKOPLAKIA

  1. Habit counselling: Removal of etiology
  2. Conservative therapy:
  • Vitamin therapy – Protective effect on epithelium (Vitamin A)
  • Vitamin A + Vitamin E: inhibit metabolic degradation
  • Retinyl palmitate is used as an antioxidant and a source of vitamin A added to low fat milk and other dairy products to replace the vitamin content lost through the removal of milk fat.
  • Isotretinoin, also known as 13-cis-retinoic acid with dosage of 1.5 – 2mg/kg body wt. for 3 months.
  • Vitamin A can be sourced from the food we eat, through beta carotene, for example, or in supplement form.
  • Antifungal medication Nystatin can be used for candidal Leukoplakia
  • Vitamin B complex for commissural leukoplakia
  • Vitamin A can be found in: Carrots, Citrus fruits, hard cheese, spinach, milk, eggs, fish

3) Surgical Approach

References: Ghoms, Textbook of Oral Medicine


Dr. Mehnaz Memonđź–Š