Neoplasms of the Oral Cavity

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


This chapter deals with benign and malignant neoplasms of the oral cavity. It starts with an overview of the relevant anatomy of the floor of the mouth, the tongue, the lips and gingivobuccal regions, the hard palate,and the region of the retromolar trigone. Moreover, the preferred imaging modalities are briefly discussed. The section “Pathology” contains all relevant benign lesions like congenital lesions (such as vascular malformation, dermoid cyst, and lingual thyroid), inflammatory conditions (such as phlegmon, abscess, and ranula), and benign neoplasms (such as pleomorphic adenoma, lipoma, rhabdomyoma, hemangioma, schwannoma, and others). More thoroughly, malignant neoplasms (such as squamous cell cancer, adenoid cystic cancer, mucoepidermoid carcinoma) and their predominant anatomic sites are presented with state-of-the-art illustrations. The chapter ends with a section on recurrent cancer.


Oral Cavity Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Pleomorphic Adenoma Squamous Cell Cancer Hard Palate 
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  1. 1.RadiologyBrüderkrankenhaus St. JosefPaderbornGermany

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