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Neoplasia

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The pre-malignant condition with the highest probability of progression to malignancy is : (AIPG 2011)



A Dysplasia
B Hyperplasia

C Leucoplakia
D Erythroplakia

Ans. D i.e. Erythroplakia

a. Consider following lines:

i. "Pathologic hyperplasia constitutes fertile soil in which cancerous proliferation eventually arise."

ii. "Dysplasia does not necessarily progress to cancer."

iii. "Leukoplakia and erythroplakia are precancerous condition. "

b. So, Malignant potential is as follows:

i. Hyperplasia < Mild to moderate dysplasia < Carcinoma in situ (Severe dysplasia) / Precancerous condition like Invasive cancer< Erythroplakia.

ii. Malignant potential is 17 times higher in erythroplakia than leukoplakia. Q

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