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Squamous hyperplasia causing laryngeal leukoplakia

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Squamous hyperplasia

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The normal laryngeal squamous mucosa usually ranges from 5 to 25 cells in thickness and can even vary within the same larynx. Hyperplasia can result from a variety of irritants, including cigarette smoke, air pollution, radiation, or infectious agents like fungi.

Squamous hyperplasia

Hyperplastic squamous mucosa showing increased total thickness of the epithelium.