Intraosseous carcinoma of the jaws: a clinicopathologic review. Part III: Primary intraosseous squamous cell carcinoma

Head Neck. 2013 Jun;35(6):906-9. doi: 10.1002/hed.22922. Epub 2012 Jan 31.


This is the third part of a review of the clinicopathologic features of intraosseous carcinoma of the jaws (IOCJ). In parts 1 and 2, we discussed metastatic and salivary-type and odontogenic carcinomas, respectively. This part deals with primary intraosseous squamous cell carcinoma. Again, based on a critical approach, we emphasize histopathologic features, diagnostic difficulties, discuss histogenesis, and highlight areas of uncertainty. The 3-part review also offers speculations on how future studies may refine our understanding of the unusual and interesting IOCJ.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bone Marrow / pathology
  • Bone Resorption
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / pathology*
  • Cell Transformation, Neoplastic / pathology
  • Humans
  • Jaw Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Neoplasm Invasiveness
  • Odontogenic Cysts / pathology