Commentary on Clinical Staging and Histological Grading In Oral Submucous FibrosisDominic Augustine1*, Roopa S Rao1, Manish N2, Shankargouda Patil1 and Tina Elizabeth Jacob1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dominic Augustine
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences
MSR Nagar, Karnataka, India
Tel: 09886226214; E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: February 03, 2016 Accepted Date: March 10, 2016 Published Date: March 15, 2016
Citation: Augustine D, Roopa SR, Manish N, Shankargouda P, Jacob ET (2016) Does Clinical Staging and Histological Grading Show Parallelism in Oral Submucous Fibrosis?. J Med Surg Pathol 1:114.doi: 10.4172/jmsp.1000114
Copyright: © 2016 Augustine D, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Oral Submucous Fibrosis (OSF) has been reported almost exclusively among Indians living in India and among other Asiatics, with a reported prevalence ranging up to 0.4% in Indian rural population. The need to initiate early treatment is due to the fact that OSF carries a high risk of malignant transformation (7.6%). The signs and symptoms of the stages of OSF often overlap, to solve this issue researchers in the past have attempted to correlate the clinical and histopathologic features to ascertain the exact staging, few have reported a correlation while most have not.