RAZVAN HAINAROSIE, VIOREL ZAINEA, MURA HAINAROSIE, CATALINA PIETROSANU, IRINA IONITA, SILVIU PITURU, DRAGOS CRISTIAN STEFANESCU METHYLENE BLUE TEST IN ASSESSING DISEASE FREE MARGINS IN LINGUAL CARCINOMA RESECTION Lingual squamous cell carcinoma is one of the most frequent localization of the oral carcinomas. The tongue neoplasia represents nearly 40% of the oral carcinomas. Recent studies showed an increasing trend of lingual carcinoma in young patients. Several staining tests have been described to early detect the disease. After detection, disease free margins resection will increase the survival rate. This study aims to analyze the methylene blue staining test in achieving disease free resection margins in lingual squamous cell carcinoma.