To evaluate the efficacy of autofluorescence in visualisation of oral mucosal lesions at risk of malignancy. The study group included 72 patients from Constanța who arrived for specialized consultation. They were examined using conventional light and Oral ID devices, complementing conventional light examination. Pathological oral lesions occur more frequently in males in the 5th decade of life. The most common lesions were the ones that showed a clinical appearance of the tumor with associated signs of malignancy – 16.7%. In females, the higher frequency of pathological oral lesions has been reported on the cheek (7 cases of 27). There is no statistically significant difference between sexes regarding the site of pathological oral lesions on the tongue. On the palate and the oral floor, a higher frequency of pathological oral lesions was reported in males (3 cases – palate and 7 cases – oral floor, respectively). The use of the visualization method based on autoflorescence of the oral mucosa improved detection of the size and contour of the examined lesion.Keywords:
- autofluorescence diagnostic device.
- conventıonal light
- ORAL LESIONS