• Leslie Michaels
  • Henrik B. Hellquist


In the vestibule and nostril, papillomas are usually stratified squamous arising on the skin surface. Rarely do they recur after simple removal, and malignant transformation is seldom a problem. Abnormal hyperplastic changes of the epithelium are frequent, but if similar criteria of assessment for possible cancerous or precancerous change are used to those applied in other stratified squamous epithelia (see Chapter 34), a diagnosis of malignancy will be unusual.


Paranasal Sinus Respiratory Epithelium Squamous Metaplasia Invert Papilloma Verrucous Carcinoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leslie Michaels
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Henrik B. Hellquist
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Histopathology, UCL Medical SchoolRockefeller BuildingLondonUK
  2. 2.Royal Free and UCL Medical SchoolUniversity of LondonUK
  3. 3.Royal National Throat, Nose nad Ear HospitalLondonUK
  4. 4.Department of Laboratory Medicine and PathologyHamad Medical CorporationDohaQatar
  5. 5.Haukeland University HospitalBergenNorway

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