J Oral Pathol Med 2022 Apr 30. Epub 2022 Apr 30.
Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology, Department of Stomatology II, University of the Basque Country/EHU, Leioa, Spain.
Background: Oral erythroplakia has been classically considered as the potentially malignant disorder with the highest rate of malignant development into squamous cell carcinoma. This critical systematic review and meta-analysis aim to estimate the malignant development rate of oral erythroplakia and identify the associated risk factors.
Methods: We performed a bibliographic search in PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, Embase, and LILACS, with keywords "erythroplakia," "erythroplasia," "malignant transformation," "malignant development," "malignization," "carcinogenesis," "oral cancer," "oral squamous cell carcinoma," "mouth neoplasm," and "prognosis. Read More