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IP International Journal of Maxillofacial Imaging

Chronic mechanical irritation (CMI) as the latest evolving oral carcinogen: A review

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Author Details : Manali Kulkarni*, Bhakti Patil

Volume : 5, Issue : 3, Year : 2019

Article Page : 47-50

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Traumatic oral lesions are a relatively common finding in dental practice which may be caused by acute and chronic trauma. Such repeated injury to the oral mucosa by deleterious agents is termed as chronic mechanical irritation (CMI). CMI could be precipitated by a combination of dental, prosthetic and functional factors which require early diagnosis and immediate elimination to ensure cure. Recent literature links chronic mucosal irritation to carcinogenesis. This review potentiates the role of chronic mucosal irritation (CMI) in development of cancer.

Keywords: Chronic trauma, Etiological factor, Oral cancer, Oral carcinogenesis.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijmi.2019.013

How to cite : Kulkarni M, Patil B, Chronic mechanical irritation (CMI) as the latest evolving oral carcinogen: A review. IP Int J Maxillofac Imaging 2019;5(3):47-50

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