To evaluate the clinical and pathological profile of young patients with squamous cell carcinoma of tongue.
The retrospective study was conducted at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised record of patients20.
Of the 29 patients, 17(58.6%) were men and 12(41.3%) were women. The overall mean age at presentation was 29.6+/-4.4 years. All patients (100%) had some sort of addiction, with 15(51.7%) having more than one addiction. Of the total, 20(68.9%) patients had moderately differentiated carcinoma. At presentation, 20(68.9%) had advanced stage (III-IV) disease. Surgery was the primary modality used in all the patients (100%). Median follow-up period was 36 months (range: 1-6 years). During follow-up, 7(24.1%) patients developed recurrence.
Squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue was more commonly seen in males, and multiple addictions were a common risk factor.
JPMA: Journal of Pakistan Medical Association
Shakeel Uz Zaman, .,
(2016). Squamous cell carcinoma of oral tongue in young patients — A 10 years tertiary care experience. JPMA: Journal of Pakistan Medical Association, 66(2), 155-158.
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