Neha Singh, Ritika Sharma, Deepak Bhargava, Mithilesh Mishra, Vidya Devichandavarkar, Syed Mustansir Ul Hassnain
Abstract: Incidence of oral cavity cancer is 2.7 % and age-standardized rates (ASR, world standard population) is 5.5. The mortality rate is 2.1 % and ASR (W) is 2.7 and 5-year prevalence is 3.1 % according to International Agency for Research on Cancer, WHO. In India and Asian countries, oral cancer is most common type of malignancy and account for more than 50 % of all cancer cases. This finding is generally linked to the high prevalence of a unique smokeless tobacco habit. This article reports a case of osteomyelitis of mandibular jaw which represented as a diagnostic dilemma in regards to the oral cancer.
Keywords: Oral squamous cell carcinoma, Osteomyelitis