Christian Dental College & Hospital

Ludhiāna, India

Christian Dental College & Hospital

Ludhiāna, India
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Grover S.,Christian Dental College & Hospital | Jha M.,Mahatma Gandhi Mission Dental College & Hospital | Sharma B.,Christian Dental College & Hospital | Kapoor S.,Christian Dental College & Hospital | And 4 more authors.
Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal | Year: 2017

Verrucous hyperplasia (VH) is a rare exophytic oral mucosal lesion which can transform into verrucous carcinoma (VC), its malignant but clinically similar counterpart. These entities can be distinguished by the lack of invasive growth in VH cases; as such, it is essential to include a margin with adequate depth when performing a biopsy of the epithelium of the lesion. We report an 80-year-old male patient who presented to the Bapuji Dental College & Hospital, Davangere, Karanataka, India, in 2011 with a warty whitish-pink growth on the inside of his cheek. The patient was treated with wide surgical excision of the lesion and a diagnosis of VH was made based on histopathological features. There was no evidence of recurrence at a five-year follow-up. This report highlights the histological variations, pathogenesis and differential diagnosis of VH. © 2017, Sultan Qaboos University. All rights reserved.


Sharma D.,Christian Dental College & Hospital | Koshy G.,Christian Dental College & Hospital | Grover S.,Christian Dental College & Hospital | Sharma B.,Christian Dental College & Hospital
Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal | Year: 2017

Cervical lymph node metastasis affects the prognosis and overall survival rate of and therapeutic planning for patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs). However, advanced diagnostic modalities still lack accuracy in detecting occult neck metastasis. A sentinel lymph node biopsy is a minimally invasive auxiliary method for assessing the presence of occult metastatic disease in a patient with a clinically negative neck. This technique increases the specificity of neck dissection and thus reduces morbidity among oral cancer patients. The removal of sentinel nodes and dissection of the levels between the primary tumour and the sentinel node or the irradiation of target nodal basins is favoured as a selective treatment approach; this technique has the potential to become the new standard of care for patients with HNSCCs. This article presents an update on clinical applications and novel developments in this field. © 2017, Sultan Qaboos University. All rights reserved.

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