Flashcards in Oral squamous cell carcinoma - Pathology Deck (7):
What percentage of oral cancers does this make up?
What are the variable presentations of oral squamous cell carcinoma?
What are the high risk sites in the mouth for oral squamous cell carcinoma?
Floor of the mouth
Lateral border and ventral tongue
Aetiological factors for SSC?
HPV 16 and 18
A patient with a history of a primary oral SSC is at increased risk of developing a new second primary SSC
How are SSCs graded?
By degree of differentiation:
Well differentiated: very obviously squamous cells
poorly differentiated: may be difficult to identify tumour cells as epithelial
What is the treatment for SSC?
Surgery with or without adjuvant therapy