Intraosseous carcinoma of the jaws--a clinicopathologic review. Part I: Metastatic and salivary-type carcinomas

Head Neck. 2013 Jun;35(6):895-901. doi: 10.1002/hed.22917. Epub 2012 Jan 31.


This is the first part of a 3-part comprehensive review of intraosseous carcinoma of the jaws. We have outlined 4 groups of intraosseous carcinoma of the jaws (metastatic, salivary-type, odontogenic, and primary intraosseous carcinoma), emphasizing the need for accurate diagnosis and the problems associated with changing classification systems, standardization of diagnostic criteria and nomenclature, and the accuracy of existing literature. In this first part, the features of metastatic and the very rare salivary-type carcinomas of the jaws are examined with particular emphasis on histologic and immunohistochemical characteristics, diagnostic difficulties, and uncertainties.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • CA-125 Antigen / metabolism
  • Carcinoma / metabolism
  • Carcinoma / pathology*
  • Carcinoma / secondary
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Jaw Neoplasms / metabolism
  • Jaw Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Jaw Neoplasms / secondary
  • Keratins / metabolism
  • Mandibular Diseases / pathology
  • Maxillary Diseases / pathology
  • Odontogenic Cysts / pathology
  • Salivary Gland Neoplasms / pathology
  • Transcription Factors / metabolism


  • CA-125 Antigen
  • Transcription Factors
  • Keratins