Table 3 : Relationship between clinicopathological parameters and histologic subtypes of OSCC.


Factor Total
(n%)
HISTOLOGICAL SUBTYPES P - value
Conventional OSCC
(n %)
Papillary OSCC
(n %)
Verrucous    
Carcinoma
(n %)

Age                25-40 years 26 24 2 0 0.139*
41-60 years 50 46 4 0
61-80 years 24 22 2

 Gender               Male 58 54 4 0 0.346*
Female 42 38 2 2

Site                     Buccal mucosa 34 30 2 2 0.816*
Tongue 40 36 4 0
Lower lip 12 12 0 0
Upper lip 2 2 0 0
Gingiva 4 4 0 0
Hard palate 2 2 0 0
Submandibular gland 6 6 0 0

Clinical Presentation Ulceration 48 48 0 0 <0.001*
Lump 36 36 0 0
White patch 8 8 0 0
Exophytic mass 8 0 6 2

Histological Grade Well differentiated 64 62 0 2 0.001*
Moderately differentiated  26 20 6 0
Poorly differentiated 10 10 0 0

*Fisher exact test  
†Graded by Bryne’s grading system [7]
‡Graded in accordance to College of American Pathologists (CAP) protocol [8]
§By default taken as well differentiated [9]

Sahaf et al.Journal of Histology & Histopathology  2017 4:8DOI : 10.7243/2055-091X-4-8