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Revista clínica de periodoncia, implantología y rehabilitación oral

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DE LA FUENTE AVILA, Matteo; DIAZ JARA, Mauricio  and  MARTINEZ RONDANELLI, Benjamín. Squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue: A five-year survival study. Rev. Clin. Periodoncia Implantol. Rehabil. Oral [online]. 2016, vol.9, n.1, pp.74-78. ISSN 0719-0107.

Squamous cell carcinoma is the most prevalent oral cancer in the population, accounting for approximately 90% of all oral cancers, with the tongue being the most common location of SCC. The aim of this study was to determine the five-year survival rate of patients diagnosed with SCC of tongue. A retrospective study was performed on 44 patients of the Universidad Mayor (Chile) diagnosed with SCC of the tongue. The survival data in relation to gender, age groups, habits, degree of histopathological differentiation, was performed using the Kaplan-Meir analysis. The overall survival rate at five years was 45.5%. The survival rate for squamous cell carcinoma of tongue in Chile is lower than the results found in other countries, such as the United States.

Keywords : Squamous cell carcinoma; Oral cancer; Tongue; Survival rate.

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