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Revista Estomatológica Herediana

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FONTES DAMACENO, Marília; SIMOES GARCIA, Alexandre; TOSTES OLIVEIRA, Denise  and  DA SILVA SANTOS, Paulo Sérgio. Clinical and microscopic characteristics of lip squamous cell carcinomas in an oral diagnostic service: estudio de un servicio de diagnóstico oral. Rev. Estomatol. Herediana [online]. 2017, vol.27, n.2, pp.74-80. ISSN 1019-4355.

Objectives: Establish the clinical and microscopic characteristics of the patients diagnosed with lip squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in an oral diagnostic service of Bauru School of Dentistry. Material en methods: A search was made through software created internally which contains the records of the clinical cases attended in the last 11 years.The survey revealed of 5136 records, 163 SCC, but only 18 located in the lip. All cases had the final diagnosis confirmed by incisional biopsy and made the final sample. The clinical and histopathological information were taken from the records and submitted for analysis. Results: 78% were white men, being mostly retired and smokers. The average progression time was 9 months and the lesion diameter 1.5 cm. The histopathologic characteristics showed an invasion pattern of islets with constantly present dysplastic features. Conclusions: Knowledge of both clinical and histopathological features is fundamental for proper SCC of the lip diagnosis, directing to the best therapeutic strategy, thus generating a better prognosis

Keywords : Carcinoma; squamous cell; lip.

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