Carcinoma of the buccal mucosa: a 30-year analysis at the Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans.
The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society : official organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society 1997 ; 149: 182-5.
PubMed ID : 9188239
Carcinoma of the buccal mucosa is an uncommon malignancy of the oral cavity which is primarily squamous cell in histologic origin. This study represents the first investigation of this lesion in an indigent population. The purpose of this report is to review survival rates, modalities of treatment, and current management of the disease. A retrospective analysis is performed on all patients with this disease diagnosed and treated from 1965 to 1995. Of 28 patients, 75% were white, advanced stages of disease predominated, and no 5-year Stage IV survivors were recorded. Additional conclusions of this study revealed an overall 5-year determinate survival rate which was lower than other studies (25%), with a statistically significant white predominance of disease.