What is it?
It’s one of the Potentially Malignant Mouth
Most often it results from prolonged
exposure to the sun. It mainly affects the lower lip has a slow evolution, but
the changes are irreversible.
What are the symptoms?
Blurring of the boundary
between lip and skin.
Peeling. Lips may become rough.
White lesions on the wet lip
Crust or ulceration maintained.
What is the risk of malignant transformation?
The risk is high: 25% in 10 years of
Can it be treated?
The treatment goes through several
Prevention of evolution.
Biopsy: if the lip changes such
as becoming hardened, with crusts or persistent ulcerations and showing white
spots on the wet line of the lip
In more advanced cases: undergo
surgery to the lower lip.
There are some innovative
treatments for this lip disease. Contact us to be informed of all the
alternatives for your case!
If you've recently noticed these changes in
your lips, don't waste your time and consult our Oral Medicine Team at
Instituto Português da Face.