Compartment Surgery in Oral Cancers

Main modality of treatment for oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma is surgery. Patients with advanced risk factors like margin positivity, perineural invasion, advanced disease, etc need postoperative radiotherapy. Significant advances in terms of oncologic treatment (lasers, robotics) and outcomes have happened in the last three decades. But irrespective of these advancements 5‐year overall survival hasn’t […]

Intra oral swelling in a nine year old child

A 9 year old female patient presented with a chief complaint of swelling in the floor of mouth for past 3 months. The swelling was initially small in size & gradually increased in size to attain the present size. Child gives history of trauma to the mouth 3 months back. Swelling was not associated with any pain but child had difficulty in […]

Ranula – Clinical presentation, diagnosis and management

Ranula is an uncommon clinical condition characterised by a translucent, blue cystic swelling in the floor of the mouth, arising due to accumulation of extravasated mucus from the sublingual salivary glands. The term ranula arised from the Latin word rana, meaning frog as the condition resembles the underbelly of a frog. Hippocrates was the first to describe ranulas and he thought they […]

Diphtheria

Diphtheria is a life threatening acute bacterial infectious condition caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae. The usual site of infection is the tonsils and oropharynx, but the disease can occur in nasal cavities, larynx or the skin also. History The disease was first described in the 5th century BC by Hippocrates and the bacterium was discovered by Edwin Klebs in […]