Oral and oropharyngeal malignancy: A clinicopathological study

Shubha P Bhat, Vadisha Srinivas Bhat, Harish Permi, Jayaprakash K Shetty, Rajeshwary Aroor, Satheesh Kumar Bhandary B


Oral and oropharyngeal cancers are the commonest of head and neck malignancies. They share common etiological factors, which are often the personal habits of the patients. Human papillomavirus is increasingly being reported in patients with oral and oropharyngeal malignancies, especially in Western population. However in India, smoking, alcohol consumption and tobacco chewing are the common etiological factors. We conducted a retrospective study of 202 histopathologically confirmed cases of oral and oropharyngeal malignancies in Justice K.S. Hegde Charitable Hospital, Mangalore, during the three years period between January 2011 and December 2013. Majority of the patients were males. Buccal mucosa was the commonest site of lesions. Half of them had history of smoking, whereas the remaining had history of smokeless tobacco consumption. One-third of the patients had history of alcohol consumption. However, 10.8% of the patients had no addictions and this group was dominated by females.


Bhat SP, Bhat V, Permi H, Shetty K J, Aroor R, Bhandary BSK. IJPLM. 2016;2(1):OA3 (Republished: 22 December 2016)


Oral cavity; Oropharynx; Malignancy; Habits


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