Diagnostic histopathology of oral lesions plays a vital role in the determination of a diagnosis. Many lesions appear clinically similar, therefore examining a tissue specimen with the aid of the microscope can provide the clinician with a more accurate diagnosis.

There are many different ways to test a tissue specimen based on the nature of the lesion at hand. We perform routine histopathology and immuno-diagnosis of oral lesions such as lichen planus, pemphigus, pemphigoid, leukoplakia, and squamous cell carcinoma.

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Routine histopathology showing (1) fungal infection, (2) Kaposi’s sarcoma.

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Immunostaining of (3) mucous membrane pemphigoid, (4) pemphigus vulgaris.

  2005 Oral Medicine and Pathology