Human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal carcinoma can morphologically mimic many processes from benign to malignant and lead pathologists to incorrectly diagnose them and/or use inappropriate diagnostic terminology. Recognition of HPV-related oropharyngeal carcinoma and its variants is critical for appropriate prognostic and therapeutic considerations in small biopsy material. Various pitfalls in diagnosing these tumors on limited biopsies are discussed herein.
- Human papillomavirus
- Squamous cell carcinoma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine