What is the role of histology in the diagnosis of oral lichen planus (OLP)?

Updated: Mar 29, 2018
  • Author: Jaisri R Thoppay, DDS, MBA, MS; Chief Editor: Jeff Burgess, DDS, MSD  more...
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Histopathologic examination of lesional tissue is the most relevant investigation in cases of oral lichen planus (OLP). It should be appreciated that biopsy technique and handling is extremely important to allow for an accurate pathological diagnosis. [60]


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