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Evaluation of the cytological changes of oral mucosal cells in Smokers by using Exfoliative Pap Stain.

Author: Dr.Ahlam Jaber Al Bahrani, Ass. Lecturer, Medical technical institute د. احلام جابر
Journal: MUSTANSIRIA DENTAL JOURNAL مجلة المستنصرية لطب الاسنان ISSN: 18138500 Year: 2013 Volume: 10 Issue: 1 Pages: 124-129
Publisher: Al-Mustansyriah University الجامعة المستنصرية


Oral cancer is a major public health issue worldwide; it remains a highly lethal anddisfiguring disease. in Iraq little is written regarding the occurrence of oral cancer.The aim of this study is To examine the effect of smoking oral mucosa cytological.Hundred men aged between 40 and 70, comprising 50 smokers and 50 non smokers.Material for exfoliative cytology was collected with a metal spatula from thelateral border of the patient’s tongue and from the floor of the mouth and the sampleswere then submitted for Papanicolaou staining. Then cytologic smears were classifiedaccording to Papanicolaou’s classification. the results of the current study reveals thatthere is a significant association between smoking (number of cigarette smoked perday and the duration of smoking (year) and the occurrence of cytological changes inthe oral mucosa ,p <0.001.and there is a significant association between the age andthe papanicolaou’s classes ,p<0.001.

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