Review Papers | Dental Science | India | Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017
Management of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Floor of the Mouth
S. Rohini | Dr. Dhanraj 
Abstract: Oral carcinoma (OC), a serious disease which causes great morbidity and mortality in the population. While OC has a lower incidence than other malignant tumors, the mortality and discomfort to the patient as a consequence of either the tumor itself or of the treatment itself is relatively higher. The oral squamous cell carcinoma is the most common malignant tumor of the lip, oral cavity and oropharynx (90 % of the cases). In oral cavity, squamous cell carcinoma of floor of mouth begins in the anterior area as red or white spots, plaque or nodular, ulcerated lesions and indurated It is non tender at early stages although the mobility of tongue is impaired. It progresses from the surface to the underlying tissues, invading the floor of the mouth muscles, the sub mental, submaxillary and cervical nodes.85 % - 90 % of patients affected with SCC of floor of the mouth were predominantly smokers and drinkers.
Keywords: Oral squamous cell carcinoma, floor of mouth, submaxilla
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017,
Pages: 1538 - 1540
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