Neha* and Sarita Mahajan
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Baba Farid University of Health Science, Faridkot, Punjab, India
*Corresponding Author: Neha, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Baba Farid University of Health Science, Faridkot, Punjab, India.
Received: February 28, 2018; Published: April 25, 2018
Citation: Neha and Sarita Mahajan. “An Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Mandible Presenting as Chronic Osteomyelitis: A Case Report””. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.5 (2018).
A systematic approach for the diagnosis of oral squamous cell carcinoma is important because of the poor overall 5-year survival rate. Patients with chronic swelling of the head and neck, even in the presence of pain or drainage, may have a malignant neoplasm. This is particularly germane when appropriate treatment for a presumed infection (including culture guided antibiotic therapy) elicits limited or no clinical improvement. This article describes a case of invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the mandible that presented with features suggestive of chronic osteomyelitis.
Keywords: Invasive Carcinoma; Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Chronic Osteomyelitis; Mandible; Radiographic Confusing Picture
Copyright: © 2018 Neha and Sarita Mahajan. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.