Dr Vaishali Narayen, Dr NDVN Shyam, Dr G Kiran Kumar, Dr Nishanth Palakurthi


BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of Oral squamous cell carcinomas
(OSCCs) depending upon the involvement of different sites of oral cavity, its variation with age and gender over a
period of 5 years and to compare with other national and international studies.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data for the study were obtained from the reports of patients diagnosed with OSCCs between 2014 and 2018
and the following variables were analyzed: age, gender and anatomical location.
STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: The data was analysed with Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) for Windows 20.0 (SPSS, Inc. Chicago,
Illinois). The observed data was analyzed by Pearson's Chi square test. Con􀃶dence intervals were set at 95% and values of p < 0.05 were
interpreted as statistically signi􀃶cant.
RESULTS: In a total of 1620 biopsies, OSCCs accounted for 364 cases among all the lesions. Maximum number of cases fell in the age group
of 40-59 years among which 170 were male. The most common site was buccal mucosa followed by lateral border of the tongue.
CONCLUSION: This study provides epidemiological information on OSCCs at an institutional level. The relative frequency of these OSCCs
can be analyzed at a global level to understand their prevalence, incidence biological behavior, and distribution.


Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Prevalence, Buccal Mucosa, Gingiva Buccal Carcinoma

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