Robert A. Robinson, M.D., Ph.D. and Steven D. Vincent, D.D.S., M.S., Colleges of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
The objective of this course is to review some of the most common yet frequently misdiagnosed oral pathology lesions seen in a surgical pathology practice. The microscopic features of cysts, odontogenic and nonodontogenic neoplasms of the oral and the maxillofacial region present some unique diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Lesions which show no evidence of cytologic dysplasia can exhibit aggressive behavior and feature high recurrence rate if treated conservatively. With some lesions clinical and radiographic features are often necessary in order to render a definitive histologic diagnosis. Recognition of these lesions with hematoxylin and eosin staining is important because special stains including immunohistologic techniques are often of no diagnostic value. Using case based learning, course information will specifically emphasize the light microscopic features and classification of odontogenic cysts, and odontogenic epithelial, mesenchymal and combination tumors including those that induce a mineralized matrix.
A limited number of sets of glass slides will be available for advance mailing. All registrants will be mailed a set of transparencies after the meeting. A detailed syllabus will be provided at the time of the course. (Last Scheduled Presentation)