Journal of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, Vol 9, No 1 (2017)

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Gingival Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Missed Diagnosis

Shyam Sunder Salvadi, Srinu Sabavath, Ganesh Ganji, Samanvitha Sunkari

Abstract


Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is one of the most common epithelial malignancies affecting the oral cavity with different clinical presentations. Carcinomas of the gingiva constitute approximately 10% of OSCCs and can mimic reactive, inflammatory conditions of the gingiva, leading to a diagnostic delay. Therefore it is of great importance to diagnose the lesion early for good prognosis. This article reports a rare case of gingival OSCC in a 39-year-old male patient mimicking an inflammatory gingival mass.

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