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Table 6 Anatomical distribution of broad histological types of head and neck cancer within the maxillofacial region

From: Clinico-pathological profile of head and neck malignancies at University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria

ANATOMICAL SITE HISTOLOGICAL TYPES Total
  Carcinomas Lymphomas Sarcomas  
Palate 53(17.1%) 2(2.9%) 0 55
Cheek 19(6.1%) 1(1.4%) 5(9.4%) 25
Tongue 24(7.7%) 0 1(1.9%) 25
Tonsil 12(3.9%) 13(18.6%) 1(1.9%) 26
FOM 11(3.5%) 0 0 11
Lip 8(2.6%) 1(1.4%) 0 9
Mandible 43(13.9%) 26(37.1%) 16(30.2%) 85
Maxilla 63(20.3%) 22(31.4%) 20(37.7%) 105
Salivary glands 57(18.4%) 2(2.9%) 1(1.9%) 60
Face 20(6.5%) 3(4.3%) 9(17.0%) 32
TOTAL 310(100.0%) 70(100.0%) 53(100.0%) 433
  1. KEY: FOM- FLOOR OF MOUTH