Oral squamous cell carcinoma

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6940.1372b (Published 21 May 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1372
  1. N R Saeed,
  2. J A Gold
  1. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Royal London Hospital, London E1 1BB
  2. St Bartholomew's Medical College. London ECIA 7BE.

    EDITOR, - Iain L Hutchison discusses the problems of screening by general dental and medical practitioners1 but doesn't mention the opportunity to screen medical patients admitted to hospital. An oral examination should be part of clerking. Indeed, many such patients can be regarded as at risk in that they are commonly elderly and of low socioeconomic class and have disease related to …

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