A Case of Gingivobuccal Coplex Cancer of Anterior Maxilla in a 14 Year Old Child
Journal of "Regeneration, Reconstruction & Restoration" (Triple R),
Vol. 4 No. 2 (2019),
14 March 2020
Introduction: Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the oral cavity ranks as the 12th most common cancer in the world and the 8th most frequent in males. SCC is extremely unusual in the pediatric population and researchers believe that the pathology of SCC in pediatric patients is a separate entity different from SCC in the adult population.
Materials and Methods: A 14 year old girl patient with ill-defined swelling with 1.5 x 4cm ,ulcerated surface texture along with tiny bleeding points was came to department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery K.D.Dental College & Hospital Clinically the lesion appears to be a benign soft tissue tumor with provisional diagnosis of peripheral giant cell granuloma. Pre-surgical investigations which were carried out were found to be within normal range. Radiographic examination did not reveal any significant bone loss in relation to the maxillary right anterior teeth or bone.
Results: SCC of gingiva by histopathological examination was confirmed and patient referred to nearby cancer institute for definitive treatment.
Conclusion: Despite the fact that SCC has been frequently reported in old male patient, here, we reported a case of young female patient. Since the early detection of SCC is vital, presence of SCC in younger patients also needs to be considered by paediatrics.
- Gingivobuccal Complex
- Gingival Neoplasms
- Paediatric Cancer
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