Explore a variety of vesicular ulcerative conditions of the oral cavity including common conditions such as Herpes, Syphilis, Aphthous Stomatitis, and Squamous Cell Carcinomas, and rare oral diseases such as Pemphigus Vulgaris, Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid, deep fungal infections, and the EM-TEN spectrum.
Continue reading The Dentist’s Guide to Oral Pathology of Vesicular Ulcerative Conditions
Syphilis is actually on the rise, and there is a slight increase in the number of incidents of syphilis recently. California is the second most frequent location in the United States behind New York. Continue reading Oral Pathology of Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Syphilis
In our previous two articles, Oral pathology of Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma, and Oral Pathology of Oral Pharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma and HPV, we looked at histological images, discussed biological profiles, trends, survival rates, and treatments. In this article we will provide additional clinical pictures of Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Continue reading Squamous Cell Carcinoma Pictures of the Oral Cavity
OPSCC in HPV Positive vs. HPV Negative Patients
You have oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma that is still related to smoking and drinking. Because there is less male smoking and more female smoking it is evening out the incidence of squamous cell carcinoma in the oral cavity and remaining stable over time.
However, for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma which is HPV related, we’re seeing an increase in males. It is usually younger than 40 years and most often associated with the high risk HPV type 16 and 18. Continue reading Oral Pathology of Oral Pharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma and HPV
In contrast to Traumatic Ulcerative Granuloma with Stromal Eosinophilia, these lesions are squamous cell carcinomas of the tongue. They can look similar, but squamous cell carcinomas are a bit more involved. Continue reading Pathology of Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
In this article we’ll review pictures from a patient that had a dental procedure and then a few days later noticed concerning ulcerations on their lip resulting from post-operative trauma.
Continue reading Oral Pathology of Traumatic Ulcerative Granuloma and TUGSE
Sometimes patients will present with recurrent ulcerations of the oral cavity, and the frequency and severity are alarming. When this occurs you have to start thinking of factors that might cause these alterations. Continue reading Oral Pathology of Aphthous Stomatitis and Crohn’s Disease
In this blog, we will teach you how to diagnose and treat Aphthous Stomatitis and its’ three main subtypes: minor, major, and herpetiform aphthae.
Continue reading Aphthous Stomatitis: Treatment, Diagnosis, and Clinical Pictures
This can be understood as the migration of virus from ganglion to surface along the course of sensory nerves. Upon reaching the surface the herpes virus infects epithelial cells and reproduces.
Secondary or recurrent herpes is something that most of us are familiar with. HSV is pretty ubiquitous. Only 12% of patients will have the symptomatic primary infection. Once the infection happens, the virus doesn’t get cleared it just lays dormant in your trigeminal ganglion. Continue reading Oral Pathology of Secondary (Recurrent) Herpetic Eruptions