Actinic Cheilitis

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Actinic Cheilitis

Actinic Cheilitis, also known as “sailor’s lip” is a condition that affects the skin surrounding the lips. Although the precise cause of this disorder is not fully understood, increased exposure to the sun, poor fitting dentures, and bad oral hygiene are considered risk factors for this condition. Actinic cheilitis may cause various symptoms involving irritation of the lips, scaley skin, swelling, and a thickening of the border between the lips and the skin. In addition, the affected area may become cancerous in about 10% of the cases. Actinic cheilitis is typically diagnosed by a physician with a physical exam. Treatment for actinic cheilitis include surgical techniques that aim to remove the damaged skin so that new, healthy skin can grow in the area, and medicine that stops damaged DNA from being made. Treatments are rapidly progressing with advances in medical research.

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The terms "Actinic Cheilitis" returned 12 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Photodynamic therapy in actinic cheilitis: clinical and anatomopathological evaluation of 19 patients.
 

Author(s): Camila Ferrari Ribeiro, Fernanda Homem de Mello de Souza, Juliana Merheb Jordão, Letícia Cortes Haendchen, Lismary Mesquita, Juliano Vilaverde Schmitt, Luciana Lisboa Faucz

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;87(3):418-23.

 

Actinic cheilitis, a common disease caused by chronic solar exposure and tobacco use, is considered a premalignant lesion with potential to develop into squamous cell carcinoma. Some of the available treatments are invasive, have unaesthetic results and require multiple sessions.

Last Updated: 20 Jun 2012

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Mast cells and matrix metalloproteinase 9 expression in actinic cheilitis and lip squamous cell carcinoma.
 

Author(s): Valéria Souza Freitas, Pedro Paulo de Andrade Santos, Roseana de Almeida Freitas, Leão Pereira Pinto, Lélia Batista de Souza

Journal: Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2011 Sep;112(3):342-8.

 

The aim of this study was to evaluate mast cell (MC) density and migration and their association with matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) 9 expression in squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and actinic cheilitis (AC).

Last Updated: 10 Aug 2011

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Actinic cheilitis: aesthetic and functional comparative evaluation of vermilionectomy using the classic and W-plasty techniques.
 

Author(s): Ed Wilson Tsuneo Rossoe, Antonio José Tebcherani, José Alexandre Sittart, Mario Cezar Pires

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;86(1):65-73.

 

Chronic actinic cheilitis is actinic keratosis located on the vermilion border. Treatment is essential because of the potential for malignant transformation.

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2011

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The terms "Actinic Cheilitis" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Actinic cheilitis and squamous cell carcinoma of the lip: clinical, histopathological and immunogenetic aspects.
 

Author(s): Renata Aparecida Martinez Antunes Ribeiro Vieira, Eliana Maria Minicucci, Mariangela Esther Alencar Marques, Silvio Alencar Marques

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;87(1):105-14.

 

Actinic cheilitis is the main precancerous lesion of the lip. Squamous cell carcinoma of the lip is reported together with oral carcinomas in the Brazilian official statistics. Overall, they account for 40% of the head and neck carcinomas. In general, physicians and dentists know ...

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2012

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