Biopsy in oral surgery

Biopsy in oral surgery - Principles and Techniques of...

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Principles and Techniques of Principles and Techniques of Biopsy Biopsy
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Principles and Techniques of Principles and Techniques of Biopsy Biopsy It is important to develop a systematic approach in evaluating a patient with a lesion in the Oral and Maxillofacial region.
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These steps include : These steps include : A detailed health history A history of the specific lesion A clinical examination A radiographic examination Laboratory investigations Surgical specimens for histopathologic evaluation
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Health History Health History An accurate health history may disclose predisposing factors in the disease process or factors that affect the patients management. Up to 90% of systemic deseases can be discovered through history taking. The same can be true of oral lesions when one is familiar with the natural progression of the more common disease processes.
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Medical conditions that Medical conditions that warrant special care include: warrant special care include: Congenital heart defects Coagulopathies Hypertension Poorly controlled diabetics Immunocompromised patients
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History of the Lesion History of the Lesion
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Questions to Ask Questions to Ask Duration of the lesion Changes in size and rate of change Changes in the character of the lesion. Lump to ulcer, etc Associated systemic symptoms: fever nausea anorexia
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More Questions to Ask More Questions to Ask Pain Abnormal sensations Anesthesia A feeling of swelling Bad taste or smell Dysphagia Swelling or tenderness of adjacent lymph nodes Character of the pain if present
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Historical Reasons for the Historical Reasons for the Lesions: Lesions: Trauma to the area Recent toothache Habits
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Clinical Examination Clinical Examination The clinical examination should always include when possible: Inspection Palpation Percussion Auscultation
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Clinical Evaluation Clinical Evaluation The anatomic location of the lesion/mass The physical character of the lesion/mass The size and shape of the lesion/mass Single vs. multiple lesions The surface of the lesion The color of the lesion The sharpness of the boundaries of the lesion The consistency of the lesion to palpation Presence of pulsation Lymph node examination
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Radiographic Examination Radiographic Examination The radiographic appearance may provide clues that will help determine the nature of the lesion. A radiolucency with sharp borders will often be
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course PDBIO 220 taught by Professor Tomco during the Winter '09 term at BYU.

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