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Head Neck. 2013 Jun;35(6):902-5. doi: 10.1002/hed.22923. Epub 2012 Jan 31.

Intraosseous carcinoma of the jaws: a clinicopathologic review. Part II: Odontogenic carcinomas.

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Oral Pathology, School of Dental Sciences and Dental Hospital, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom.


This is the second of a 3-part review of the clinicopathologic features of intraosseous carcinoma of the jaws (IOCJ). This part deals with odontogenic carcinomas, rare entities that are difficult to evaluate because of changes in classification/nomenclature, lack of standardized diagnostic criteria, and variable consistency of the existing literature. Endorsing a critical approach, problems are addressed and areas of uncertainty are highlighted. As in part I, we emphasize histopathologic features from a diagnostic point of view and also question the existence of some "distinct" entities.

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