3 Investigations: Histopathology

3 Investigations: Histopathology

Figure 3.1a Pemphigoid.

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Figure 3.1b Erythroleukoplakia.

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Figure 3.1c White sponge nevus.

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Figure 3.1d White sponge nevus. Typical perinuclear halo 40 x.

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Figure 3.2 Biopsy kit.

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Figure 3.3 Scalpel and punch.

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Figure 3.4 Excision biopsy of a lump.

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Table 3.1 Biopsy of oral lesions.

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Box 3.1 Indications for biopsy

Indications for biopsy include lesions that:

  • have neoplastic or potentially malignant features
  • are enlarging
  • persist > 3 weeks
  • are of uncertain etiology
  • fail to respond to treatment
  • cause concern.

Figure 3.5 Brush biopsy (oral CDx).

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Having taken a careful history and completed the clinical examination, the clinician is often in a position to formulate the diagnosis, or at least a list of differential diagnoses. In the la/>

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Jan 12, 2015 | Posted by in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology | Comments Off on 3 Investigations: Histopathology
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