IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 11, November 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Nagalaxmi V, Swetha Reddy A, Srikanth K, Faisal Zardi, Anshul Singh
Verrucous carcinoma is the uncommon variant of squamous cell carcinoma characterized by exophytic overgrowth. It constitutes 1-10% of cases of squamous cell carcinoma. It is locally invasive with low metastatic potential. It usually occurs in 6th – 7th decade of life. Larynx and oral cavity are the common sites of involvement in head and neck region, with buccal mucosa frequently involved in oral cavity. Tobacco is considered as chief etiological agent in this disease entity. Many treatment modalities are currently available, surgery being the most preferred treatment modality. In this article, we report case series of verrucous carcinoma seen in older female patients who gives history of chronic usage of tobacco along with review of literature.