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Oral verrucous Carcinoma on mandibular right alveolar region
  1. Ranjjith Ravichandar1,
  2. Sivasankari Thirunavukarasu1,
  3. Jagat Reddy1 and
  4. Sathyanarayanan Ramanujam2
  1. 1Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sri Balaji Vidyaapeeth (Deemed to be University), Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Pondicherry, India
  2. 2Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Pondicherry, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sivasankari Thirunavukarasu; sivasankarit{at}


Verrucous carcinoma, a low-grade variant of squamous cell carcinoma, defined as a diagnostically squamous cell neoplasia involving lip, oropharyngeal, and laryngeal mucosa and named as ‘Ackerman’s tumour’ by Ackerman in 1948. It usually occurs in the lower lip region and this is one such case in which a painful proliferative growth was evident over the right alveolar region for the period of 8 months. Radiological investigations, biopsies were performed followed by surgical excision of the lesion.

  • Dentistry and oral medicine
  • Carcinogenesis
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Herpes simplex virus
  • Smoking and tobacco

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  • Contributors The following authors were resonsible for drafting of the text, sourcing and editing of clinical images, investigation results, drawing original diagrams and alhorithms, and critical revision for important intellectual content: ST (corresponding author) RR, JR and SR. The following authors gave final approval of the manuscript: SR and JR.

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