Histochemical staining of connective tissue in oral submucous fibrosis: An adjunct to diagnosis?

Rao, Nirmala N (2011) Histochemical staining of connective tissue in oral submucous fibrosis: An adjunct to diagnosis? Indian Journal of Stomatology, 2 (2). pp. 95-97.

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Abstract

Oral Submucous Fibrosis (OSF) is an insidious slowly progressing disease of the oral mucosa. Patients commonly manifest with burning sensation of the oral mucosa, vesiculation, excessive salivation, ulceration, mucosal rigidity and inability to open the mouth. Previous studies have indicated an initial change in the subepithelial connective tissue with consequent epithelial changes. In the present study an attempt has been made to determine the tinctorial quality of connective tissue by histochemical stains. OSF is considered to be a pre-carcinomatous condition and hence its early diagnosis is essential. This tinctorial change can be used as an adjunct to aid in giving an early diagnosis and also to remove observer discrepancies in grading OSF.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oral Submucous fibrosis, Van Gieson, Mallroy's PTAH, grading OSF
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Oral Pathology and Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2013 11:15
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2013 11:15
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/79847

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