Atlas of Gastroenterological Endoscopy
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Leucoplacia
precancerous lesions precancerous lesions
The depicted, whitish, prominent lesions present as leukoplakia after histologic work up. Leucoplacia is a hyperkeratosis regarded as a precancerous lesion, since it has got the potential to transform into squamous carcinoma. A single prominent lesion in the upper cardia also shows typical histologic signs of a leucoplacia.