69. The Oral Cavity and Lips

  1. Tony Burns MB, BS, FRCP Emeritus Consultant Dermatologist3,
  2. Stephen Breathnach MA, MB, BChir, MD, PhD, FRCP Consultant Dermatologist4,5,
  3. Neil Cox BSc, MB, ChB, FRCP(Lond & Edin) Consultant Dermatologist Visiting Professor6,7 and
  4. Christopher Griffiths BSc, MD, FRCP, FRCPath Professor of Dermatology Consultant Dermatologist8
  1. C. Scully CBE, MD, PhD, MDS, MRCS, BSc, FDSRCS, FDSRCPS, FFDRCSI, FDSRCSE, FRCPath, FMedSci, FHEA, FUCL, DSc, DChD, DMed(HC), Drh.c. Director (Special Projects) Professor1 and
  2. A. Hegarty BA BDentSC, MSc, MFDRCSI, MBBS Consultant Oral Medicine2

Published Online: 6 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317633.ch69

Rook's Textbook of Dermatology, Eighth Edition

Rook's Textbook of Dermatology, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Scully, C. and Hegarty, A. (2010) The Oral Cavity and Lips, in Rook's Textbook of Dermatology, Eighth Edition (eds T. Burns, S. Breathnach, N. Cox and C. Griffiths), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317633.ch69

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Leicester Royal Infirmary, Infirmary Square, Leicester LE1 5WW, UK

  2. 4

    St John's Institute of Dermatology, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, St Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EH, UK

  3. 5

    Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, Epsom, Surrey, UK

  4. 6

    Department of Dermatology, Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle CA2 7HY, UK

  5. 7

    University of Cumbria, Carlisle CA1 2HH, UK

  6. 8

    The Dermatology Centre, University of Manchester, Salford Royal Hospital, Salford, Manchester M6 8HD, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Eastman Dental Institute, University College London, 256 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8LD, UK

  2. 2

    The Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, Wellesley Road, Sheffield S10 2SZ, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161695

Online ISBN: 9781444317633



  • oral cavity and lips;
  • biology of mouth - oral epithelium;
  • examination - inspection and palpation of lymph nodes;
  • causes of gingival swelling;
  • genetic disorders affecting periodontium;
  • Peutz–Jeghers syndrome;
  • inherited patterned lentiginosis in black people;
  • acquired disorders of oral mucosa or lips;
  • chronic ulcerative stomatitis with epithelial antinuclear antibodies - chronic erosive or ulcerative stomatitis (CUSP);
  • malignant melanoma


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Biology of the mouth

  • Examination of the mouth and perioral region

  • Disorders affecting the teeth

  • Disorders affecting the periodontium

  • Disorders affecting the oral mucosa or lips

  • Genetic disorders affecting the oral mucosa or lips

  • Acquired disorders of the oral mucosa or lips

  • Oral manifestations of systemic diseases

  • Acquired lip lesions

  • Reference