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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 79-83

Verrucous carcinoma: A study of 10 cases


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Guru Gobind Singh College of Dental Science and Research Centre, Burhanpur, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Guru Gobind Singh College of Dental Science and Research Centre, Burhanpur, India

Correspondence Address:
Amit Agnihotri
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Guru Gobind Singh College of Dental Science and Research Centre, Lalbagh Road, Burhanpur
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-6944.106459

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Background: Verrucous carcinoma is a unique clinico pathological variant of squamous cell carcinoma, occurring mainly in oral cavity and larynx, buccal mucosa being most commonly involved. The aim of this clinical study was to identify clinical and histopathological features of the verrucous carcinoma of oral cavity. Materials and Method: 10 patients who had developed oral verrucous carcinoma. In this study, the diagnostic criteria included clinical and histopathological features of the lesions. Results: All the patients were diagnosed with verrucous carcinoma following incisional biopsy. Buccal mucosa was the most affected site (50%), followed by the palate (10%), the alveolar ridge and gingiva (10%) and the lip mucosa (10%). Cigarette smoking (40%) was the main etiological factor of the verrucous carcinoma. Conclusion: The overall study concluded that verrucous carcinoma is more prevalent in males than in females and most of the patients were chronic cigarette smokers. So there emerge a necessity to differentiate between the different variants of Squamous cell carcinoma.


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