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A Journal on Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Odontostomatology and Maxillofacial Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: CAB, EMBASE, Index to Dental Literature, PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index

Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0926-4970

Online ISSN 1827-174X

 

Minerva Stomatologica 2003 January-February;52(1-2):35-40

GIORNATE AQUILANE DI ODONTOSTOMATOLOGIA - L'Aquila, May 3, 2002 

Oral cancer

Ripari M., Giannoni M.

Oral cancer (OC) is a rather frequent pathology representing about 30% of head and neck malignant neoplasms. After many years the incidence of the pathology shows constant values; the male:female ratio is continuously decreasing and at present, it is about of 2:1. The delay in diagnosis is the main cause of unsuccessful treatment and of the high values of poor outcome. OC shows three clinical aspects: exophytic, ulcerative and infiltrative; lips and margins of tongue are the most interested sites. For the diagnosis a correct clinical examination and a biopsy, possibly made with incisional criteria are necessary.

language: Italian


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