Vrushali Abhyankar*, Sean Ferrence, Shokoufeh Shahrabi-Farahani, Jules Mascerenhas, Paul Luepke and K Mark Anderson
Department of Diagnostic Sciences and Periodontology, University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, USAFulltext PDF
Introduction: Early detection and diagnosis of oral cancer can increase cure rates from up to 50% to 80% and also improves the quality of life by decreasing the extent of debilitating treatments. Tobacco smoking, alcohol, betel quid, immunocompromised states are some of the known risk factors of the disease. It is important to not only address the patient’s chief complaint but to do a comprehensive oral examination to rule out suspicious lesions especially in patients presenting with known risk factors. Case Presentation: A 59-year old female patient presenting for treatment of periodontitis shows a non- scrapable red-white lesion with indurate borders on the lateral and ventral aspect of tongue undergoes biopsy for a histopathological diagnosis of well- differentiated oral squamous cell carcinoma. Conclusion: Oral cancer screening is necessary at routine dental appointments, particularly for smokers to provide early detection and appropriate management.
Oral squamous cell carcinoma; Biopsy; Well-differentiated; Periodontitis
Abhyankar V, Ferrence S, Shahrabi- Farahani S, Mascerenhas J, Luepke P, Anderson KM. Biopsy Technique and Histopathological Diagnosis of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Tongue - A Case Report. J Dent Oral Biol. 2020; 5(1): 1161. ISSN: 2475-5680.