Reconstructive Surgery & Anaplastology

ISSN - 2161-1173

Concomitant association of oral submucous fibrosis and oral squamous cell carcinoma: A lesion in a condition or a condition in a lesion

International Conference and Exhibition on Cosmetology & Cosmetics

November 23-24, 2012 Hyderabad International Convention Centre, India

Abhilasha O. Yadav

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: Anaplastology

Abstract :

Cancer is one of the main causes of death in all societies. Globally, oral cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer- related death, although many people are unaware of its existence. The coexistence of the oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is well documented in the literature and various studies have shown it to be between 5% to 42%. Of late in the clinical practice more and more cases of OSCC seen with OSMF having occurrence almost at the same time has bewildered the understanding of many clinicians differing from the earlier pattern of OSCC associated with pre existing, long standing OSMF. As OSMF is generally of a long duration the presence of oral cancer implies that it is a later development i.e. a consequences of the malignant transformation of OSMF. The peculiarity of such association is that it is seen in relatively younger patients, and the youngest patient reported at our center was 7 years of age (mean age 23.5 years). The OSCC secondary to OSMF is generally seen in the retromolar areas (probably due to chronic irritation from the buccally tilted and malposed maxillary third molars), tongue and floor of the mouth and always makes the identification and assessment very difficult due to presence of severe trismus. Majority of the cases are diagnosed at stage III or IV making the prognosis very poor. The disease is usually resistant to treatment and early recurrence is a common occurrence. This paper reveals a lesion which is much more notorious if associated with OSMF and needs immediate attention.

Biography :

Abhilaha Yadav has completed her MDS in April 2008 from Nagpur University. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sharad Pawar Dental College, Wardha. She is an accredited Smile Train Surgeon, Smile Train Project, Acharya Vinoba Bhave Rural Hospital, Wardha, since September 2011. She has presented around 10 papers in National and International conferences and delivered 5 guest lectures. She has 7 publications to her credit in national and international reputed journals.