Squamous cell carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma

Characteristics
  • The most common oral malignant tumor.
  • The jaws are affected by peripheral infiltration when the tumor is located in the gingiva, the alveolar mucosa, the floor of the mouth and the hard palate.
  • The radiographic findings depend on the degree of infiltration. Computed tomography is necessary to accurately determine bone destruction.
  • Radiograhically an ill defined, osteolytic radiolucency, is observed which initiates as peripheral bone erosion.
  • The adjacent teeth are loosened (floating teeth) and the root is laterally resorbed giving the characteristic picture of 'nail end effect'.

Cases

Squamous cell carcinoma case

Squamous cell carcinoma case

Squamous cell carcinoma case