Morphometric Analysis of Nuclear Features and Volume-Corrected Mitotic Index in the Prognosis of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Natarajan, Srikant and Mahajan, Sumita and *, Karen Boaz and George, Thomas (2009) Morphometric Analysis of Nuclear Features and Volume-Corrected Mitotic Index in the Prognosis of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Oral Science International, 6 (2). pp. 85-94. ISSN 1348-8643

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Abstract

In the present study, an objective and reproducible evaluation of mitotic activity and nuclear morphometric factors was attempted in 30 patients of oral squamous cell carcinoma with a view to predicting local relapse and survival. Various nuclear parameters and volume-corrected mitotic index were calculated and compared with the recurrence and death of the study group (n = 30). Volume-corrected mitotic index (M/V index) was the single best prognosticator for recurrence of oral squamous cell carcinoma (p = 0.008 for recurrence; p = 0.015 for death). The combination of M/V and SD of nuclear area (forward stepwise regression) was a more efficient and better predictor of survival (Log rank test, Kaplan-Meier's survival analysis; χ2 = 17.46, p = 0.00001). The present study proved the effectiveness of the M/V index in predicting the biological behavior and the outcome of oral squamous cell carcinoma patients

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Oral Pathology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2011 05:47
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2011 07:22
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/1316

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