Squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity

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Squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity

A rare head and neck tumor characterized by a firm infiltrative neoplasm with squamous differentiation arising from the mucosal epithelium and most commonly located in the tongue floor of the mouth or gingiva but also the buccal mucosa or any other area of the oral cavity depending on prevailing risk factors (such as smoking alcohol consumption and tobacco chewing). Patients present with a variably white erythematous mixed nodular or ulcerated lesion which may cause discomfort pain or reduced mobility of the tongue. The tumor is aggressive with a propensity for local invasion and early lymph node metastasis.

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Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http://www.orphadata.org. Data version May 2024

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