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Flashcards in Oral Cavity Deck (16):
1

Which area in the mouth has the best prognosis for oral cancer?

Front

2

What causes oral cancer?

Tobacco
Alcohol
Diet/nutrition
HPV
Candida

3

Which vitamins and nutrients are thought to have a protective effect against oral cancer?

Vit A
Vit C
Iron

4

Which type of cancer is oral sex associated with?

Oropharyngeal cancer

5

High risk sites of mouth

Soft non keratinising sites
Ventral or lateral tongue
Floor of mouth

6

Potentially malignant lesions

Erythroplakia
Erythroleukoplakia
Leukoplakia
Lichen planus (erosive)
SUbmucous fibrosis

7

4 questions to ask? (LPSC)

How long?
Painful?
Smoker or drinker?
Colour?

8

How does iron deficiency present in the mouth?

Recurrent oral ulceration
Oral dysaesthesia
Oral candida
Angular cheitis
Smooth tongue

9

Oral manifestations of HIV

Hairy leukoplakia
Kaposi's sarcoma
Candidosis
Warts
Gingivitis

10

Leukoplakia

White lesion which is not able to be rubbed off

11

Location of hairy leukoplakia

Side of tongue

12

Apthous ulcers

Typical ulcer - Usually heal without scarring

13

Candidasis

Thrush causing white patches/erythema of buccal mucosa

14

What causes chelitis?

Iron deficiency
Dentures
Candidiasis

15

Blue line at border of teeth

Lead poisoning

16

Microstomia

Mouth becomes very small from thickening of skin (e.g. due to burns)