Pathology of Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancers

  • Saman WarnakulasuriyaEmail author
  • Hatsuhiko Maeda
  • John S. Greenspan
Part of the Textbooks in Contemporary Dentistry book series (TECD)


Over 90% of oral cancers are squamous cell carcinomas. The WHO grading system, based on cellular differentiation, is used in routine pathology reporting and may assist in treatment planning. Several histologic parameters guide us determination of the aggressive nature of the tumour. Understanding the pathology of oral cancer helps the pathologist in running a diagnostic service and the researcher regarding the biological aspects of this tumour.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saman Warnakulasuriya
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hatsuhiko Maeda
    • 2
  • John S. Greenspan
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial SciencesKing’s College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Oral Pathology, School of DentistryAichi Gakuin UniversityNagoyaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Orofacial Sciences, Schools of Dentistry and MedicineUniversity of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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