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   2004| July-December  | Volume 8 | Issue 2  
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Oral leukoplakia (leukokeratosis): Compilation of facts and figures
R Rajendran
July-December 2004, 8(2):58-68
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Yet another article on exfoliative cytology
B Sivapathasundharam, M Kalasagar
July-December 2004, 8(2):54-57
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Calcifying odontogenic cyst
K Rajkumar, K Kamal, MR Sathish, S Leena
July-December 2004, 8(2):99-103
The calcifying odontogenic cyst (COC) was first described as a separate entity by Gorlin in 1962. Once thought to be a cutaneous counterpart of benign calcifying epithelioma of Malherbe, described in 1980, COC is an unusual and unique lesion with characteristics of a solid neoplasm and of a cyst. It shows considerable amount of histopathological diversity, with variable clinical behaviour such as cystic, neoplastic, and infiltrating malignant behaviour. There may be variants of COC according to clinical, histopathological and radiological characteristics. Therefore a proper categorization of the cases is needed for better understanding of the pathogenesis of each variant. A case of calcifying odontogenic cyst is reported with a brief review of literature.
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An assessment of oral epithelial dysplasia using criteria of `Smith & Pindborg Grading System' & `Ljubljana Grading System' in oral precancerous lesions
Mahendra C Mahajan, VK Hazarey
July-December 2004, 8(2):73-81
Histopathologically assessed severity of Oral Epithelial Dysplasia (OED) are considered as 'gold standards' for the prediction of malignant transformation of precancerous lesions, since the role of immunohistochemical and molecular biological parameters is still uncertain. Grades such as mild, moderate and severe dysplasia obtained with conventional grading system do not provide adequate information regarding therapeutic management of OED. Also assessing risk and deciding management of 'moderate dysplasia' an intermediate category remains problematic. H & E stained slides of precancerous lesions (30 cases) were comparatively assessed using 'Smith & Pindborg' grading system and 'Ljubljana' grading system for "Epithelial Hyperplastic Laryngeal Lesions' (EHLL). Our study showed that, Ljubljana grading system provides more objectivity in evaluation of OED. It attempts to utilize a two-grade system, i.e. A 'Low' and 'High' grade thus having merit since it eliminates intermediate category. Also, it is a therapeutically informative system of grading, which provides immense information to the clinician and surgeons regarding accurate diagnosis and management of the same.
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Lipoma of the tongue
Rashmi S Metgud, Alka D Kale
July-December 2004, 8(2):96-98
Lipomas are soft tissue tumors of adipose tissue origin. They may be single or multiple and may occur as superficial or deep-seated tumors. Solitary lipomas, consisting entirely of mature fat have stirred little interest in the past and have been largely ignored in the Literature. Approximately 15% to 20% of lipomas occur in the head and neck but the oral cavity is an unusual site. They represent 0.1-5% of all benign intraoral tumors with most lesions occurring in the buccal mucosa. Herewith is a rare case presentation of lipoma present on the tongue.
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Estimation of antioxidants in oral exfoliated cells
N Gururaj, B Sivapathasundharam, S Sumathy
July-December 2004, 8(2):82-85
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Salivary duct carcinoma of minor salivary gland
S Nalin Kumar, K Ranganathan, JA Nathan, TR Saraswathi
July-December 2004, 8(2):87-90
Salivary duct carcinoma (SDC) is an uncommon aggressive malignancy seen predominantly in the parotid gland. Intra oral cases of SDC arising from minor salivary glands are rare and only a few have been reported in literature. This malignancy is well known for its cestructive behaviour, metastasis to distant sites and high mortality rate. In this article, we present a case of salivary duct carcinoma of palate of a 44-year-old male patient.
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Role of alkaline phosphatase in fibrogenesis or fibrolysis
KL Vandana, B Savitha
July-December 2004, 8(2):70-72
The enzymes alkaline phosphatase is implicated with osteogenesis and fibrogenesis by various groups of investigators. With the conflicting observations about the presence and activity of ALP in relation to areas of mineralization and conditions characterized by fibrogenesis and fibrolysis, it is felt most desirable to investigate this enzyme in relation with collagen synthesis and collagen destruction. So that it might throw some light on the possible relationship of ALP with these pathological conditions. It was concluded that ALP as a marker determined by histochemistry is more dependable and validated as the source could be confirmed. Hence for assessment of fibrogenetic activity of ALP, histochemistry is compulsory
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Solitary neurofibroma of the gingiva
B Sivapathasundharam, S Lavanya, Deepalakshmi , R Saravanakumar, RS Ahathya
July-December 2004, 8(2):107-109
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Peripheral odonto ameloblastoma
Sangeeta Palaskar, Amit K Nayar
July-December 2004, 8(2):104-106
Odontoameloblastoma is a rare neoplasm of odontogenic origin in which the odontogenic cells have given rise to both an ameloblastoma and a composite odontoma. In this neoplasm, there is proliferation of tissue of the odonlogenic apparatus in an unrestrained pattern including complete morphodifferentiation apposition, and even calcification. The lesion is unusual in that relatively undifferentiated neoplastic tissue is associated with a highly differentiated tissue both of which may show recurrence after inadequate removal.
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Juvenile pleomorphic adenoma
Vindhya Savithri, S Sudha, PM Shameena, Varughese V Ipe
July-December 2004, 8(2):94-95
Pleomorphic aderoma is a benign mixed salivary gland tumour seen most commonly in the parotid gland and is usually found in 4th and 6th decade of life. This is a case report of an unusual occurrence in a child in a rare intro-oral site, It was clinically diagnosed as fibronia and later histopathological examination revealed it to be a pleomorphic adenoma.
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Plasmacytoma of the oral cavity associated with HIV infection - Causal or casual coincidence?
Resmi G Nair, S Sudha, PM Shameena, Varughese V Ipe
July-December 2004, 8(2):91-93
The incidence of plasma cell neoplasms is increasing nowadays in HIV positive patients. But plasmacytoma presenting as an oral manilestation of HIV infection has not yet been reported in the literature. Here, we report an HIV positive patient with an extramedullary plasmacytoma in the oral cavity. Chronic antigenic stimulation is probably the reason for the development or a malignant B cell clone. which can be implicated in its pathogenesis. Futher studies are required to elucidate the exact pathology of this condition.
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Review of scientific articles
S Lavanya
July-December 2004, 8(2):110-111
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Living Legends :M.V.Lele
MV Lele
July-December 2004, 8(2):112-112
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Know this field
K Ranganathan, TR Saraswathi, N Umaram
July-December 2004, 8(2):86-86
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B Sivapathasundharam, T Bertin A Einstein, P Saikrishna
July-December 2004, 8(2):53-53
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Presidents message
SE Shroff
July-December 2004, 8(2):52-52
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