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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 11-13

Management of oral verrucous carcinoma with CO 2 Lasers

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, M.A. Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences & Research, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Daya K Jangam
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, M A Rangoonwala Dental College, Pune, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-2868.100978

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Ackerman's tumour or Verucous carcinoma is a unique clinico-pathological rare variant of squamous cell carcinoma. The term "Verrucous" is used because of its fine, finger like surface projections. Verrucous carcinoma constitutes 2 to 4.5% of all forms of squamous cell carcinoma, occuring mainly in oral cavity and larynx, buccal mucosa being most commonly involved. A case of verrucous carcinoma involving mucosa of retromolar region in an adult male aged 63 years is being reported who was managed using CO 2 lasers. Post-surgical excision was without any post-operative complications. Repithelialization was within weeks and no signs of recurrence after follow up period of about six months. Thus it is concluded that CO 2 lasers can be good tool for surgical management.

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