Oral Cavity and Oropharynx

  • Peter Spieler
  • Matthias Rössle
Part of the Essentials of Diagnostic Pathology book series (ESSENTPATH)


Performance of brushing and processing of the obtained cell material are key sections in this chapter. Specific interest is directed towards (1) cytologic evaluation of leukoplakia, and (2) the impact of DNA-ploidy measurement in order to ascertain the malignant potential of abnormal squamous cells.

Diagnostic algorithms of benign and malignant findings in cytologic specimens and respective differential diagnoses are additionally presented in a synoptic setup.


Oral Cavity Oral Cancer Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Oral Lesion Verrucous Carcinoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Spieler
    • 1
  • Matthias Rössle
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für PathologieKantonsspital St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institut für Klinische PathologieUniversitätsSpital ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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