Prognostic significance of apoptosis in squamous cell carcinoma of oral cavity with special refernece to TNM stage, histological grade and survival

Ashish Kumar Mandal, Deepali Verma, P. K. Mohanta, Renuka Saha, Takafumi Maeda, Takashi Sugino, Toshimitsu Sujuki, Masatoshi Tanaka

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Abstract

Apoptotic count was assessed in 38 cases of squamous cell carcinoma of oral cavity by light microscopy and correlated with TNM stage, histological grade and survival. A direct correlation with the TNM stage (p=0.0166)and an inverse correlation with the histological grade (p=0.03) was found, however no correlation was found with the survival. Apoptotic count was significantly different between well and moderately differentiated carcinoma (p=0.347) and well and poorly differentiated carcinoma (p=0.0190). Thus apoptotic count may have prognostic value particularly in combination with staging and histological grade.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-259
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology
Volume44
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Microbiology (medical)

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