Layla Sabri Yas

Department of Oral and maxillofacial pathology, Dental Teaching Hospital, College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad, Iraq


  • Research   
    Prevalence Study of Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the Tongue
    Author(s): Abulqassim Raheem Daham* and Layla Sabri Yas

    SCC of the tongue accounts for 20-25% of all malignant oral carcinomas. It typically affects older men in their 50-90s. Patients typically present with painless indurated or ulcerated lesions in the lateral aspect of anterior two thirds of tongue. Known etiologies include tobacco use, alcohol, and exposure to UV light. Other etiologies include trauma, nutritional deficiency, syphilis, and/or poor oral hygiene. SCC of the tongue initially metastasizes to the ipsilateral subdigastric lymph nodes. Aim: The aim was to determine the frequency and distribution of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OTSCC) involving tongue among patients by studying biopsy specimens during the period (2008-2020) years. Results: Of total cases of the tongue lesion (1451), 999 cases of squamous cell carcinoma in tongue region, The patient were affected over a wide range of 9–98 years with mean age of (54.98)ye.. Read More»

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