Annals of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (ISSN 2835-7132) | Volume 2, Issue 2 | Case Report | Open Access

Progression of Chronic Osteomyelitis of Jaw to Squamous Cell Carcinoma-A Rare Case Report

Amith KP*

College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, India

*Correspondence to: Amith KP 

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Squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity is considered the 12th most common cancer in the world and accounts for up to one-third of all tobacco-related cancers in India. Cancer of the gingivobuccal complex is especially common in Indians because of the frequency of smokeless tobacco use. Though the cancer is quite prevalent, it can be difficult to diagnose, it has a poor prognosis and is difficult to treat. Oesteomyelitis is an inflammation of the cortex and marrow of the bone after a chronic infection. However, its incidence in the head and neck region is rare, and the involvement of the jaws is rarer still. Here we discuss a case of a patient with a lesion suspected to be chronic osteomyelitis of the mandible, which upon resection and histopathological examination was identified as a Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Gingivobuccal Sulcus.


Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC); Chronic Osteomyelitis; Cancer; Gingivobuccal Sulcus; Histopathology


Aparajita Balsavar, Amith KP, Deepa Kamath G, Gautam T, Siva Bharani KSN.Progression of Chronic Osteomyelitis of Jaw to Squamous Cell Carcinoma-A Rare Case Report. Annal of Otol Head and Neck Surg. 2023;2(2):1-3.