Some histopathological and clinical correlations in oral squamous cell carcinoma

J.A Fernández-Martínez, I Ruiz-Avila, M Bravo, M.C Ramos, I Martínez-Lara, M Urquía, M.A Gonzáles-Moles

Abstract


Oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is an important health problem that causes high mortality and morbidity. Correlations between some clinical and histopathological parameters were studied in 37 oral SCC. Some interesting aspects in oral SCC arising from precancerous lesions were found such as smaller size and a lower TNM stage at the moment of diagnosis. Histological and clinical differences were also found between tumors invading deep tissues by little groups of dissociated malignant cells and those invading by big masses of malignant cells. The possible significance of the intensity of peritumoral eosinophilic infiltrate was also studied.


Keywords


oral squamous cell carcinoma; histopathological parameters; clinical parameters

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