SRM Journal of Research in Dental Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 194--197

Squamous cell carcinoma of gingiva: An enigmatic lesion


Puneet Bajaj, Deepti Garg, Rupinder Kaur Multani, Swati Gautam 
 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Bhojia Dental College and Hospital, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Swati Gautam
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Bhojia Dental College and Hospital, Bhud, Baddi, Solan, Himachal Pradesh
India

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most frequent malignant neoplasm affecting structures of the oral mucosa, which accounts for more than 90% of all malignant lesions in the mouth. Carcinomas of the gingiva are a unique subset of oral SCC (OSCC), constituting approximately 10% of OSCCs and tend to present as having benign features, and of all the intraoral carcinomas, gingival OSCC is least associated with tobacco abuse and has the greatest predilection for females. They can mimic a multitude of oral lesions, especially those of inflammatory origin with benign features, often leading to delay in the diagnosis, and hence delayed treatment. We are reporting a case of gingival SCC in a 35-year-old female patient who presented with a peripheral growth in the left mandibular gingiva.


How to cite this article:
Bajaj P, Garg D, Multani RK, Gautam S. Squamous cell carcinoma of gingiva: An enigmatic lesion.SRM J Res Dent Sci 2016;7:194-197


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Bajaj P, Garg D, Multani RK, Gautam S. Squamous cell carcinoma of gingiva: An enigmatic lesion. SRM J Res Dent Sci [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 May 24 ];7:194-197
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