Literally, a “white patch” most often seen on the vocal fold of longstanding smokers, or in those with some other cause of chronic inflammation. Leukoplakia is the descriptive term for what, on [intlink id=”52″ type=”post”]biopsy[/intlink], may be [intlink id=”261″ type=”post”]keratosis[/intlink], [intlink id=”94″ type=”post”]carcinoma in situ[/intlink] (CIS), or [intlink id=”91″ type=”post”]carcinoma[/intlink].

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