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The Clinicopathological presentation of oral squamous cell carcinoma in Iraqi population


Background and Aim: Oral cancer is a major public health issue worldwide; it remains a highly lethal and disfiguring disease, it is primarily a disease of epithelial origin, it has various clinicopathological pictures. is to demonstrate various clinical and pathological presentations of oral squamous cell carcinoma in Iraqi population. Materials and Methods: A total of 80 cases of histologically diagnosed squamous cell carcinoma collected from the main centers of Sulaymaniyah teaching hospital/Hiwa cancer center Hospital/Sulaymaniyah/Iraq were analyzed according to age, sex, site, clinical, and pathological presentation of oral squamous cell carcinoma at the time of presentation, and histological grading. Results: Patients in their sixth decade of life were the most commonly affected with a male-tofemale ratio of 1.4:1. The tongue was the most frequently affected site, followed by the floor of the mouth. The most common clinical presentation is ulceration and swelling. More than 40% of the cases were well-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma. Conclusion: Oral cancer is increasingly seen as a major health problem, in line with the general trend in the region, the need for inter-professional health care delivery approaches for reducing oral cancer mortality and improving patients’ quality of life. Keywords: Squamous cell carcinoma; Oral cancer; Clinical presentation; Histopathology; Tumorgrading.
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Squamous cell carcinoma Oral cancer Clinical presentation Histopathology Tumor grading

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Mahmood B, Gataa IS, Mustafa U. The Clinicopathological presentation of oral squamous cell carcinoma in Iraqi population. J Craniomaxillofac Res. 2022;8(3):129-142.