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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014, 2(5), 106-108
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-5-1
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Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Palate – A Case Report and Review of Literature

Laliytha Kumar Bijai1, , Philips Mathew2, Venkatesh Jayaraman2 and Ravi David Austin2

1Department of Dentistry, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Bharath University, Chennai, India

2Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Rajah Muthiah Dental College, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, India

Pub. Date: August 28, 2014

Cite this paper:
Laliytha Kumar Bijai, Philips Mathew, Venkatesh Jayaraman and Ravi David Austin. Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Palate – A Case Report and Review of Literature. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014; 2(5):106-108. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-5-1

Abstract

Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is a significant public health problem worldwide. More than 95% of the carcinomas of the oral cavity are of squamous cell type, in nature. The development of OSCC is a multistep process requiring the accumulation of multiple genetic alterations, influenced by environmental influences, including tobacco products, alcohol consmption, viral infection, chronic inflammation and also patient's genetic predisposition. Here we present a case of oral squamous cell carcinoma of palate in a 62-year-old male patient.

Keywords:
oral squamous cell carcinoma betel quid carcinogenesis

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