Snuff dippers cancer: An enigmatic case report

Case Report

Author Details : Megha Bahal*, Gourav Grover

Volume : 7, Issue : 1, Year : 2021

Article Page : 57-60

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Verrucous carcinoma, a very well differentiated malignant tumour of the oral cavity which has capacity to invade the underlying tissues very quickly. Very invasive as name suggests, this tumour is warty often misleads the oral physician to come upto a clear cut diagnosis. Encountering a patient of Verrucous carcinoma is often accidental as the awe astonishing fact for this tumour is that the subject would never report the chief complaint in maximum number if cases. Verrucous hyperplasia, a very common variant or antecedent of Verrucous carcinoma has almost similar biological potential as the former. This warty appearing tumour aggravates quickly in patients who have constant habit of tobacco chewing and areca nut
chewing, thus its termed as Snuff Dippers Cancer.
Verrucous carcinoma (also known as Ackerman tumor) is an uncommon exophytic low-grade well differentiated variant of squamous cell carcinoma. This neoplasm typically involves the oral cavity, larynx, genitalia, skin, and esophagus. Often the ‘bad kind’ of squamous cell carcinoma, the troubling and problematic diagnosis of this cancer makes it a physician dilemma both clinically and histopathologically.

Keywords: Verrucous carcinoma, Cancer, Invasive, Ulceroproliferative, Retromolar trigone area.

How to cite : Bahal M , Grover G , Snuff dippers cancer: An enigmatic case report. Int J Oral Health Dent 2021;7(1):57-60

Copyright © 2021 by author(s) and Int J Oral Health Dent. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (

Article History

Received : 13-01-2021

Accepted : 12-03-2021

Available online : 21-04-2021

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