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Oral Cavity Neoplasms

Sheila O. Stille, DMD and Hugh Silk, MD, MPH, FAAFP Reviewed 06/2018
 


BASICS

DESCRIPTION

  • Malignancies arising from the mucosal lips, tongue, floor of the mouth, buccal mucosa, upper and lower gingiva, hard palate, retromolar trigone, or other ill-defined sites within the...

DIAGNOSIS

HISTORY

  • Onset, duration, associated symptoms, risk factors, family history, comorbidities

  • Nonhealing ulcer or mass in mouth or on lip

  • Area that bleeds easily or unexplained pain

  • Dysphagia/odynop...

TREATMENT

GENERAL MEASURES

  • OCCs remain primarily a surgical disease (2)[C].

  • Treatment varies depending on the location and extent of invasion (e.g., tongue, buccal wall, palate, lip) (3)[C].

  • Surgery and ...

ONGOING CARE

FOLLOW-UP RECOMMENDATIONS

As indicated by patient's nutritional and physical status 

Patient Monitoring

Routine periodic head, mouth, and neck exams by medical and dental professionals to de...

REFERENCES

1
Majchrzak E, Szybiak B, Wegner A, et al. Oral cavity and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma in young adults: a review of the literature. Radiol Oncol.  2014;48(1):1–10. [View Abstr...

ADDITIONAL READING

SEE ALSO

Algorithm: Bleeding Gums 

CODES

ICD10

  • C10.9 Malignant neoplasm of oropharynx, unspecified

  • C00.9 Malignant neoplasm of lip, unspecified

  • C02.9 Malignant neoplasm of tongue, unspecified

  • C04.9 Malignant neoplasm of floor of mouth, uns...

CLINICAL PEARLS

  • Primary and secondary prevention in regard to risk factor avoidance can be provided by medical and dental providers during at annual visits and should include complete oral exams for h...

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