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Quintessence Int 50 (2019), No. 1     31. Dec. 2018
Quintessence Int 50 (2019), No. 1  (31.12.2018)

Page 50-57, doi:10.3290/j.qi.a41334


Gingival squamous cell carcinoma: an unexpected clincal presentation
Brooks, John K. / Kleinman, Justin W. / Lubek, Joshua E. / Price, Jeffery B. / Ghita, Ioana / Scurnick, Steven A. / Basile, John R.
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is an aggressive tumor and represents the most common oral malignancy found by dental health care providers. Timely detection is paramount to reduce patient comorbidities of regional and distant metastases and improve survival rates. To augment recognition of early stage of gingival SCC (GSCC), this article features the somewhat innocuous clinical findings in a 60-year-old female.

Keywords: diagnosis, early detection, gingiva, squamous cell carcinoma