Histological patterns of head and neck tumors: An insight to tumor histology

J Oral Maxillofac Pathol. 2014 Jan;18(1):58-68. doi: 10.4103/0973-029X.131912.


This article emphasizes the basis for origin and importance of tumor patterns in diagnosis of oral and maxillofacial tumors. In this article, histological patterns and subpatterns of head and neck tumors are enlisted. Although, undifferentiated tumors remain a challenge to the histopathologist, by describing the histological patterns and the subpatterns of the tumors, an attempt has been made for the diagnosis of the tumors and subsequently for implementation of precise treatment plan for the same.

Keywords: Head and neck tumors; histological patterns; tumor histology.

Publication types

  • Review