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Contribution to Study About Metastasis of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Author(s): Fernanda Ferreira LOPES | Karuza Maria Alves PEREIRA | Ana Emília Veloso COARACY | Antônio de Lisboa Lopes COSTA | Eider Guimarães BASTOS

Journal: Pesquisa Brasileira em Odontopediatria e Clínica Integrada
ISSN 1519-0501

Volume: 6;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 255;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: Metastasis neoplasic | Squamous cell carcinoma | Mouth neoplasm

Objective: This paper is a retrospective study with aim of collecting information about neoplasm metastasis of oral squamous cell carcinoma. Method: The registry of patients with the histopathology diagnose of oral squamous cell carcinoma in Oncology Institute Aldenora Belo (IMOAB) in São Luis - MA, from 1992 to 2004, was analyzed and 18 cases were selected. Results: The most common anatomical region of primary neoplasm was tongue, following by buccal floor and cheek. In related to anatomical area compromised by metastasis, the cervical ones were the most frequent, followed by tongue and buccal floor. Conclusion: It concluded that the tongue was the most common site of oral squamous cell carcinoma, where frequently, shows metastasis, and the most common loco-regional metastasis was on cervical area, especially.
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