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Year : 1991  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 273-5

Smokeless tobacco and premalignant and malignant lesions of the oral cavity.

Department of Pathology, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Calcutta,

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R N Chakrabarti
Department of Pathology, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Calcutta

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The paper compares the prevalence of oral carcinoma and dysplasia in smokeless tobacco users and non users. A total of 3205 subjects were studied. Of the smokeless tobacco users, 1.96 percent had oral carcinoma compared with 0.36 percent of non-users. The prevalence of oral dysplasia in the users' group was 14.4 percent as compared with 6.85 percent in the group of non-users.

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