Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal
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2022, Vol. 24, No. 1

CONTENTS

REVIEW

A comparison of mechanic properties regarding complete removable dentures, which were made from polymethylmethacrilate (PMMA) during conventional and CAD/CAM processes. Systemic literature review
Augustė Jasiūnaitė, Andrius Mykolas Verenis, Eglė Ivanauskienė, Juozas Žilinskas
3-12

SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES

Inadequacy of self-Implemented preventive measures to control caries increment due to poor dietary habits in 6 and 12 years old children in Riga, Latvia
Jekaterina Gudkina, Bennett T. Amaechi, Stephen H. Abrams, Anda Brinkmane, Ieva Jelisejeva

13-20

REVIEW

Assessment of oral hygiene maintenance in 12-18-year-old children and teenagers with fixed orthodontic appliances
Nina Smolyar, Natalya Chukhray, Markiyan Lesitskiy, Yuriy Rybert, Khrystyna Musiy-Sementsiv

21-25

CASE REPORT

Acantholytic variant of squamous cell carcinoma in the mandible: A rare entity and a brief review
Deepthi Shetty, Amal Suresh, Swetha Acharya, Anilkumar Desai, Venkatesh Anehosur, Niranjan Kumar
26-32

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Acantholytic variant of squamous cell carcinoma in the mandible: A rare entity and a brief review

Deepthi Shetty1, Amal Suresh1, Swetha Acharya2, Anilkumar Desai1, Venkatesh Anehosur1, Niranjan Kumar3

Summary

Acantholytic Squamous Cell Carcinoma (ASCC) is an uncommon histopathologic variant of Squamous Cell Carcinoma which occurs in the sun-exposed skin and rarely in the oral cavity. Although the World Health Organization (WHO) has defined ASCC as a unique entity, its occurrence in the oral cavity has been just about 60 cases in the literature. There have been cases reported in the lips, tongue, gingiva and maxillary alveolus but rarely in the mandible. Definitive diagnosis and treatment of such a rare condition is challenging as there are not much available data in the literature. We report a rare case of Acantholytic Squamous cell carcinoma with pathologic fracture of the mandible which was managed aptly considering its hostile clinical, radiological and histological presentation. The reconstruction was done using a vascularised free fibula graft which helped in achieving a functional and aesthetic rehabilitation for the patient thereby improving his quality of life.

Key words: acantholytic squamous cell carcinoma, mandible.

Received: 00 00 2021

Accepted for publishing: 21 03 2022


1SDM Craniofacial surgery and research centre, SDM College of dental sciences and hospital, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara University, Sattur, Karnataka, India

2Department of Oral pathology, SDM College of dental sciences and hospital, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara University, Sattur, Karnataka, India

3SDM College of Medical sciences and hospital, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara University, Sattur, Karnataka, India

Address correspondence to Deepthi Shetty, SDM Craniofacial surgery and research centre, SDM College of dental sciences and hospital, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara University, Sattur, Dharwad – 580009, Karnataka, India.

E-mail address: kdeepthishetty@gmail.com