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Year: 2013   |   Volume: 2   |   Issue: 4   |   Page: 307-310     View issue

Prevalence based epigrammatic study of oral cancer and other mucosal disorders in elderly patients visiting dental institution of Northern India


Basavaraj Bhagawati, Manish Gupta, Sharanamma Bhagawati, Avanti Aggarwal, Sachin Mittal
Abstract

Objective : This report provides the descriptive information about the oral health among the elderly population. The objective is to assess the association of age, medical status, recent use of dental services, habits and dentures with that of oral cancer, and other mucosal disorders. Materials and Methods: Data from the interviews and clinical examination of 285 persons aged above 60 years were obtained. Patients were divided into three groups of 75 patients each with age group of 60-65 years, 66-70 years, and 71 years above, respectively. Patients were examined and questioned regarding the oral health complaints and the presence of cancer and other mucosal disorders. Results: There are no statistically significant differentiates between the three groups in terms of oral health complaint, medical status. The patients in all the three groups gave the history of consumption of betel quid/alcohol/smoking. About 22.1% patients in Group A, 18.9% in Group B, and 37.9% in Group C had associated mucosal lesion like oral cancer, growth, pigmentation, red lesion, ulcer, and white lesions. Association between deleterious habits and oral mucosal lesions was seen in 12, 15, and 16 patients in Groups A, B, and C, respectively. Conclusion: The oral cancer and oral mucosal lesions were associated with oral habits and the use of faulty dentures. Age had minimal influence but coexistence of multiple conditions might further complicate the oral health.

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Bhagawati B, Gupta M, Bhagawati S, Aggarwal A, Mittal S. Prevalence based epigrammatic study of oral cancer and other mucosal disorders in elderly patients visiting dental institution of Northern India. Clin Cancer Investig J. 2013;2(4):307-10. https://doi.org/10.4103/2278-0513.121524
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Bhagawati, B., Gupta, M., Bhagawati, S., Aggarwal, A., & Mittal, S. (2013). Prevalence based epigrammatic study of oral cancer and other mucosal disorders in elderly patients visiting dental institution of Northern India. Clinical Cancer Investigation Journal, 2(4), 307-310. https://doi.org/10.4103/2278-0513.121524

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