The Role of Cytopathology in Diagnosing HPV Induced Oropharyngeal Lesions

Department of Pathology, Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, 16/2 Lowther Road, Allahabad, India.
Diagnostic Cytopathology (Impact Factor: 1.12). 09/2012; 40(9):839-43. DOI: 10.1002/dc.21756
Source: PubMed


HPV detection in fine needle aspirates from suspected head and neck metastasis may be useful in clinching the diagnosis of HPV related oral squamous cell carcinoma. Ascertaining the HPV status of a particular tumor on cytological specimens could be useful for prognostication as HPV-related tumors appear to have a better prognosis and clinical outcome. The various techniques of detection are reviewed.

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