Differential Diagnosis and Biopsy Techniques

  • Steven Halepas
  • Michael T. Goupil
  • Christine Niekrash


This chapter covers data collection and the development of a differential diagnosis for abnormal conditions of the oral cavity. A variety of biopsy techniques are presented.


Differential diagnosis Incisional biopsy Excisional biopsy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven Halepas
    • 1
  • Michael T. Goupil
    • 2
  • Christine Niekrash
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, New York Presbyterian HospitalColumbia University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.University of Connecticut School of Dental MedicineFarmingtonUSA
  3. 3.Frank H Netter MD School of MedicineQuinnipiac UniversityHamdenUSA

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