Cancer Of Buccal Mucosa ?

Tobacco consumption is most common cause of buccal mucosa cancer.

SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS

- Non healing ulcer or growth in cheek skin associated with pain.

- Red patch with recent change in size

- Neck nodal swelling

- Reduced mouth opening, bleeding with foul smell

- Loosening of tooth

DIAGNOSIS

- Biopsy confirms diagnosis

IMAGING

- CT scan helps in staging of disease.

TREATMENT

- Surgery is preferred choice.

EARLY STAGE

- Surgery only.

ADVANCED STAGE

-Surgery + Radiotheraphy +/- chemotheraphy

EARLY STAGE BUCCAL MUCOSA CANCER

-These are treated with intra oral excision with out external cuts in face for access followed by reconstruction and neck dissection.

-In below example cheek cancer excised from mouth and defect covered with buccal fat pad .Neck dissection done.

Cancer Of Buccal Mucosa

ADVANCED CANCERS OF BUCCAL MUCOSA

-These requite major resection involving cheek skin and involved jaw bone and neck dissection called COMPOSITE RESECTION.

-The defect can be reconstructed with regional or free flaps.

Cancer Of Buccal Mucosa

Lower Cheek Flip

Cancer Of Buccal Mucosa

Composite Resection

-Here after composite resection defect is reconstructed with ALT free flap.

-Bone also can be reconstructed in suitable patients .For info refer to jaw bone cancer section under oral cancers.

Cancer Of Buccal Mucosa

Buccal Mucosa-ALT

-Post operative case of cancer of buccal mucosa reconstructed with radial fore arm free flap.

-Patient has excellent mouth opening due to flap. This enhances quality of life of patient.

Cancer Of Buccal Mucosa

Ca Buccal Mucosa-RFFF

-Oral cancer of subsite buccal mucosa is a common scenario. This requires multimodality treatment and a team approach for both resection and reconstruction to cure the patient from disease and also to restore form and function so patients quality of life is not affected.

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