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BACKGROUND The incidence of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is quite high in North Eastern India. Apart from the traditional risk factors like tobacco and alcohol consumption, human papilloma virus (HPV) is now considered an established causative agent. These HPV related tumour have a clinico-pathological profile that is quite divergent from(More)
Reconstruction of mandible is of paramount importance following ablative surgery for oral cancer. Though osteocutaneous micro-vascular free flap is generally accepted to be the mainstay of mandibular reconstruction, other reconstructive options are also done for mandibular reconstruction with good results. Seventeen patients of oral cavity cancer involving(More)
Post traumatic pseudoaneurysm is a well documented complication of vascular injuries which needs early diagnosis and early management otherwise there may be significant morbidity and mortality. We present a patient who had been operated elsewhere for a foreign body lodged in neck during splinter injury sustained while bursting a cracker. He presented to ENT(More)
Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is a benign, locally aggressive, vascular tumour of adolescent males. Extension to intracranial cavity is not uncommon and presents difficulties in management. Here we report a patient who had Radkowsky stage IIIB lesion, with blood supply from internal carotid artery. In view of anticipated problems with surgery, the(More)
Schwannoma is a benign nerve sheath tumor composed of schwann cells. Oral cavity is a rare site for schwannomas, tongue being the most common location. Here we are presenting a case of a young adult who presented with a huge swelling in the tongue which was removed by mandibulotomy approach and pre-operative tracheostomy. A 22-year-old male patient(More)
INTRODUCTION Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a common cancer in the North-East region of India. Though the role of environmental contributors of NPC in the North-Eastern part of India is firmly established, EBV as an etiological agent in the region remains unexplored. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty-one patients, who presented at the department of ENT,(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to evaluate the role of brush cytology in the screening of oral lesions with malignant suspicion and compare it with histopathology in north-eastern India. STUDY DESIGN Brush cytology samples taken from 48 patients were processed for conventional cytology (CC) and liquid-based cytology (LBC), and biopsy samples were also obtained. LBC(More)
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