Monthly Archives: February 2013

Odontogenic Cysts

Inflammatory: Periapical cyst (Radicular cyst): When the pulp of the tooth undergoes necrosis due to caries or trauma a granulation tissue response known as a peri-apical granuloma may develop. This can stimulate proliferation of epithelium (Malassez rests) near the tooth … Continue reading

Posted in Head and Neck | Leave a comment

Salivary Gland Neoplasms

Pleomorphic Adenoma: A well defined encapsulated nodule consisting of sheets and nodules of cytologically bland ductal and plasmacytoid elements. (epithelial-myoepithelial elements). There are occasional foci of duct formation. This is arranged in a myxofibrillary matrix. Completeness of excision Evidence of atypia/malignancy … Continue reading

Posted in Head and Neck | Leave a comment