Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 17133
  Title Oral squamous cell carcinoma: an atypical presentation mimicking temporomandubular joint disorder [case report]
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1769296/
Journal J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2004 Dec;48(4):266-272
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Publication Type Case Report
Abstract/Notes A 50-year-old female presented to a chiropractic clinic with left jaw pain consistent with temporomandibular joint disorder. Examination revealed a large ulcerated mass on the posterolateral margin of the tongue which was later diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma. Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common of the oral cancers. These cancers are often detected late making treatment more complicated and reducing the chance of survival. In the early stages squamous cell carcinoma can be asymptomatic. Symptoms can be similar to that of temporomandibular joint disorder making examination of the patient’s mouth important to rule out oral cancers. Oral cancers should be considered when patients present to a chiropractor with pain in the area of the temporomandibular joint. Risk factors such as chronic tobacco and alcohol use should raise concern in these patients. Suspicious lesions should be referred immediately for further investigation.

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