Supravital staining: It's role in detecting early malignancies

Mahesh Hegde, Panduranga Kamath, Suja Shreedharan, Naveen Dannana, Ravikumar Raju

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The efficacy of supravital staining in the detection of malignancies in oro and oropharyngeal lesions and its role in the detection of malignant changes in premalignant lesions were studied. This prospective study comprises 90 cases of clinically suspicious lesions and it was done over a period of 3 years. Most of the patients had multiple risk factors for the development of malignancy. All underwent staining with a modified solution of 1% toluidine blue (TB). In our study the overall sensitivity was 97.29% and the specificity was 62.5%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-34
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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