Category Archives: oral medicine & Pathology

Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma: Imaging , clinical findings , pathology , treatment , epidemiology

 Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma   Epidemiology     Malignant fibrous histiocytoma was uncommonly reported before the 1 970s. Since then, this tumor has become the most frequently reported soft tissue sarcoma in… Read more »

Fibrosarcoma : Imaging , clinical findings , pathology , treatment , epidemiology

 Fibrosarcoma   Epidemiology      This tumor was formerly considered the most common soft tissue sarcoma.      However, with better definition of tumors such as fibromatosis and malignant fibrous histiocytoma (which… Read more »

Osteosarcoma: Imaging , clinical findings , pathology , treatment , epidemiology

 Osteosarcoma                    Epidemiology  Osteosarcomas usually involve the long bones and are most commonly diagnosed during childhood. However, head and neck osteosarcomas are mostly found in adults and… Read more »

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: Imaging , clinical findings , pathology , treatment , epidemiology

    Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma         Epidemiology  There are two basic categories of lymphoma: Hodgkin’s disease (HD) and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). Together they account for approximately 3 to… Read more »

Masticator Muscle Tumor Infiltration :Imaging , clinical findings , pathology , treatment , epidemiology

         Masticator Muscle Tumor Infiltration   Epidemiology  Malignancies originating in spaces and structures adjacent to the masticator space can involve the masticator muscles. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma frequently spreads… Read more »

squamous cell carcinoma of the retromolar trigone : Imaging , clinical findings , pathology , treatment , epidemiology

        Retromolar Carcinoma with masticator space spread   Epidemiology  Oral and oropharyngeal carcinomas are usually seen in patients over 60 years old. In recent years these tumors have… Read more »

Treatment of oral diseases: ( Therapeutic protocols )

Herpetic Infection   Herpes zoster – Valaciclovir, 3 g, daily for 7 days. – Famciclovir 500 mg, daily for 7 days. – Aciclovir, 4 g, daily for 7-10 days. –… Read more »

Drugs used in the treatment of oral mucosal diseases

Analgesics   Acetyl-salicylic acid   Class – Non-steroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAIDs). Indications – Mild pain. Main side effects – Gastric irritation and interference with haemostasis. Contraindications – Peptic ulcer, bleeding,… Read more »

Tuberculosis of the masticator space: Imaging , clinical findings , pathology , treatment , epidemiology

        Tuberculosis of the masticator space   Epidemiology  There is an increase in the number of tuberculosis cases in the United States as a result of the… Read more »

Abscess Associated with Odontogenic Infection : Imaging , clinical findings , pathology , treatment , epidemiology

   Abscess Associated with Odontogenic Infection   Epidemiology  Dental infection and periodontal inflammation are common infections. They may result in mandibular osteomyelitis if appropriate therapy is delayed. Septicemia with resultant… Read more »