HPV-related carcinoma of the oropharynx: challenges on small biopsy specimens

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-368
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American Society of Cytopathology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020


  • HPV
  • Human papillomavirus
  • Oropharynx
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • p16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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