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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 134-137

Excisional biopsy of verrucous carcinoma of tongue using diode laser


Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, B.J.S. Dental College, Hospital and Research Institute, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Vikrant Sharma
65B/1 Lane No. 3 Raman Enclave Near Rishi Nagar, Ludhiana - 141 008, Punjab
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/IJDS.IJDS_179_20

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Oral verrucous carcinoma (OVC) is a subtle variant of oral squamous cell carcinoma with some peculiar features. It is locally invasive growth which rarely metastasizes. Verrucous carcinoma rarely affects the tongue. Herein, we report a case of excisional biopsy of a grayish-white lesion on the left lateral surface of the tongue performed with a 940-nm diode laser, which upon histopathological examination was diagnosed as OVC.


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