International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry


Study on prevalence of pathologic tongue lesions in patients of Tehran capital city of Iran, during a twenty years period


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Author Details: Shamloo N, Motazedian HR, Lotfi A

Volume : 2

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2395-499X

Print ISSN : 2395-4914

Article First Page : 217

Article End Page : 219


Abstract

Background & Objective: Tongue is an important structure in the mouth with various functions including mastication, deglutition, phonetic articulation, and tasting. Occurrence of tongue lesions is very important as this organ determines the oral health and general condition of the patient and reflects the presence of systemic diseases. This study aimed to evaluate the frequency of pathologic tongue lesions in patients who were referred to the pathology department of dentistry school of Shahid Beheshti university of Medical Sciences during 1992-2013.
Method: This research was performed as a cross sectional descriptive study on the files of patients who were referred to the pathology department of dentistry school of Shahid Beheshti university of Medical Sciences. Variables of age, sex, lesion location, and histopathologic diagnosis were evaluated. Chi-square test was used for the statistical analysis of the data.
Results: Out of a total of 6011 files, 211 cases of tongue lesions were identified. Lesions were more observed in females, more frequently noticed in the lateral side of the tongue, and 40-60 years old patients were the most affected age group. Squamous cell carcinoma was the most frequent pathology.
Interpretation & Conclusion: According to the results of this study, it seems that malignant lesions in the patients over 40 years of age were frequent. Awareness about the disease helps to better control and diagnosis of the disease.

Keywords:
Frequency, Pathologic lesions, Tongue, Malignant, SCC

Doi No:-10.18231