Curr Health Sci J, vol. 44, no. 3, 2018

Epidemiological and Histopathological Aspects of Tongue Squamous Cell Carcinomas-Retrospective Study

[Original Paper]

F.I.I. CIUCA (MARASESCU) (1), P.C. MARASESCU(2), M. MATEI(3), A.M. FLORESCU(2), C. MARGARITESCU (1), S.M.S. PETRESCU(4), C.I. DUMITRESCU(5)


(1)Department of Pathology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania,
(2)Department of Dental Materials, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania,
(3)Department of Histology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania,
(4)County Clinical Emergency Hospital of Craiova-Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics resident,
(5)Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania


Abstract:

Tongue squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most commonly diagnosed intraoral squamous cell carcinomas (25-40%), being considered an aggressive form of squamous cell carcinoma, as it is most commonly associated with lymph node metastases and the survival rate at five years is below 50%. In according with these data, we have proposed in this study to individualize an epidemiological and histopathological profile of the patients with such oral cancers, diagnosed and treated in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic and in the Otolaryngology Surgery Clinic of the Emergency Clinical County Hospital Craiova, between 2015-2017. The cases were histopathologically reassessed according to the latest WHO classification of head and neck tumors, the variables of interest being the age of the patients, the gender, the lesion topography, the histological subtype, the degree of tumor differentiation, the pTNM stage, the resection margin status and the Brandwein-Gensler prognostic score. Thus, we


Keywords:
Tongue, squamous cell carcinoma, epidemiology, histopathology



Corresponding:
Petre-Costin Marasescu, Department of Dental Materials, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, 2 Petru Rares Street, 200349 Craiova, Romania, e-mail: marasescup@yahoo.com


DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.44.03.03 - Download PDF