Journal of Oral Disease Marker

Current Issue (Vol 3, NO. 1, January-December 2019 Issue)


Lakshmi Shetty, Nilesh Khandelwal, Trivina Domah, Deepika Seshagiri, Priti Talele, Uday Londhe

Submandibular sialolith – a case report

Year:2019 | Month:January-December | Volume:3 | Number:1 | Pages No:1–3

Sialolith is relatively common (80%) in the submandibular salivary gland due to the viscous nature of its mucinous secretions, high calcium content, and its tortuous ducts. In the present case, the patient presented with a history of swelling below the tongue for the past 12 years. The diagnosis of submandibular sialolith was made through clinical examination and intraoral occlusal radiograph. The present manuscript briefs on the treatment protocol employed in the present case and summarize the various therapeutic modalities available for sialolith.

Keywords: Calculi, submandibular gland, sialolith

How to cite this article: Shetty L, Khandelwal N, Domah T, Seshagiri D, Talele P, Londhe U. Submandibular sialolith – A case report. J Oral Dis Markers 2019;3:1-3.

Received: 04 February 2019;

Accepted: 18 March 2019


Iris Lin, Denise M. Laronde, Lewei Zhang, Miriam P. Rosin, Erin A. Marshall, Leigha D. Rock

Lichenoid dysplasia – A historical overview and current debates

Year:2019 | Month:January-December | Volume:3 | Number:1 | Pages No:4–8

Oral lichen planus and oral lichenoid mucositis are the two most common lichenoid lesions of the oral cavity. Oral lichen planus is classified as a potentially malignant condition by the World Health Organization, and lichenoid mucositis has also been shown to have malignant potential. However, some argue that lichen planus or lichenoid mucositis is only premalignant when dysplasia has developed in these lesions and that many cases of lichen planus or lichenoid mucositis with cancer development were in fact either a lichenoid lesion with dysplasia or a primary dysplasia misdiagnosed as oral lichen planus or lichenoid mucositis due to the coexistence of lichenoid features. Here, we summarize what is known about the risk of malignant transformation of these lesions and discuss the ongoing controversies surrounding the diagnostic criteria.

Keywords: Inflammation, lichenoid dysplasia, lichenoid mucositis, neoplastic processes, oral epithelial dysplasia, oral lichen planus, precancerous conditions

How to cite this article: Lin I, Laronde DM, Zhang L, Rosin MP, Marshall EA, Rock LD. Lichenoid dysplasia – a historical overview and current debates. J Oral Dis Markers 2019;3:4-8.

Received: 28 March 2019;

Accepted: 14 April 2019


Tiago Novaes Pinheiro, Ana Paula Ferreira de Souza, Carlos Eduardo Bacchi, Alberto Consolaro

Dentinogenic ghost cell tumor: A bibliometric review of literature

Year:2019 | Month:January-December | Volume:3 | Number:1 | Pages No:9-17

Dentinogenic ghost cell tumors (DGCTs) are uncommon neoplasms classified as a solid variant of the calcifying odontogenic cyst and defined as a locally invasive neoplasm. It can occur in two forms: Intraosseous (central) and extraosseous (peripheral). The objective of the present article was to present a bibliometric review of the published cases of central and peripheral variants of the DGCTs, with emphasis on their epidemiology, biological behavior, and immunohistochemical profile. The present review includes published cases of DGCTs collected through PubMed and ScienceDirect databases. Each of the included cases was analyzed for patient demographics, lesional site, and size, the immunohistochemical profile, nature of progression, recurrence, and follow-up. Of the 57 included cases, 65% involved Asian population. The average age of the cases was 45.33 years (standard deviation [SD] 21.07; range 7–82 years). About 68% of cases were central DGCTs and 32% represented the peripheral variant. There was a strong male predilection (68%). The average time of progression was 14 months (SD, 21.45 months). The most common location was the mandible (60%). The overall recurrence rate was 33% for the central DGCTs, while there was no recurrence reported in the peripheral variant. The present review provides an update on the epidemiology, morphological, and biomolecular characteristics of the published cases of DGCTs

Keywords: Calcifying ghost cell odontogenic tumor, calcifying odontogenic cyst, dentinogenic ghost cell tumor

How to cite this article: Pinheiro TN, de Souza APF, Bacchi CE, Consolaro A. Dentinogenic ghost cell tumor: A bibliometric review of literature. J Oral Dis Markers 2019;3(1):9-17.

Received: May 21 2019;

Accepted: July 10 2019