Volume 7 Issue 3 (May-June), 2021

Original Articles

Assessment of spectrum of radiographic findings in oral cancer patients
Utkarsh Yadav, Raveena, Rattan Singh

Background: Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is the most common cancer of the oral cavity and constitutes 95% of all cancers of this area. Considering the complex anatomy of the oral cavity and its surrounding structures, imaging plays an indispensable role not only in locoregional staging but also in the distant metastatic work-up and post treatment follow-up. Hence; the present study was conducted for assessing radiographic findings in oral cancer patients. Materials & Methods: A total of 20 oral cancer patients were included in the present study. Complete demographic and clinical details of all the patients were obtained. Clinical examination was thoroughly carried out. Radiographic assessment of all the patients was done. Biopsy was obtained and histopathologic confirmation of the diagnosis was done. Radiographic findings were segregated and analyzed. All the results were recorded analyzed using SPSS software. Results: Ill-defined radiolucency with ragged borders was seen in 70 percent of the patients while Ill-defined radiolucency with smooth borders was seen in 15 percent of the patients. Ill-defined Radiolucency with flecks of calcification was seen in 1 patient only. 2 patients didnt demonstrate any radiographic change. Conclusion: Oral squamous cell carcinoma mostly presents ill-defined radiolucency lesion on radiographic examination. Key words: Oral cancer, Radiographic

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