Drug and Therapeutics Committee in Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal

2010 The Internet Journal of Pharmacology  
Squamous cell Carcinoma of oral cavity is amongst the first ten commonest carcinoma in world. This article shows the squamous cell carcinoma of oral cavity reported in this hospital over a period of 3 years. This descriptive hospital based study consists of cases of oral squamous cell carcinoma of oral cavity presented at the Dentistry department of Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal from September 2012 to August 2015. All cases were clinically examined and provisionally diagnosed and
more » ... ly diagnosed and histopathological examination done to confirm the diagnosis. There were 58 oral squamous cell carcinoma cases, 27 (46.6%) males and 31 (53.4%) females. The age of squamous cell carcinoma cases was above 40 years. The maximum number of squamous cell carcinomas (39.7%) affected tongue. The other common sites were buccal mucosa (13.8%) and alveolus (13.8%).Histological pattern of oral Squamous cell carcinoma shows 60.5% is well differentiated, 32.8% moderately differentiated and 6.9%is poorly differentiated oral squamous cell carcinoma. The results of this study shows females were more affected due lack of education and early access to medical attention. Tongue was the most affected site due to presence of sharp tooth edges.
doi:10.5580/1320 fatcat:ko4vhnh6ovfgxf6appsruvrsei