Angela C. Chi

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Schwannomas are benign neoplasms originating from the neural sheath and occurring most often in the soft tissues of the head and neck. Intraosseous schwannomas, however, are rare. The most common site of occurrence for these unusual lesions is the mandible. This article documents a case of an intramandibular schwannoma and provides a review of the(More)
BACKGROUND Several recent reports suggest an increasing incidence of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) among young persons in many regions of the world--a trend which is particularly concerning given the overall stabilization or even decline in incidence rates for head and neck cancer in general. The aim of this study is to determine whether there has(More)
PURPOSE To review the clinicopathologic features of oral mucoceles, with special consideration given to unusual variants and exclusion of salivary duct cysts. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a retrospective consecutive case review of all oral mucoceles diagnosed by the Medical University of South Carolina, Oral Pathology Biopsy Laboratory, from 1997 to(More)
The 5-year survival rate for oral cavity cancer is poorer than for breast, colon or prostate cancer, and has improved only slightly in the last three decades. Hence, new therapeutic strategies are urgently needed. Here we demonstrate by tissue micro array analysis for the first time that RNA-binding protein La is significantly overexpressed in oral squamous(More)
This article presents various odontogenic cysts and tumors, including periapical cysts, dentigerous cysts, odontogenic keratocysts, orthokeratinized odontogenic cysts, lateral periodontal cysts, glandular odontogenic cysts, ameloblastomas, clear cell odontogenic carcinomas, adenomatoid odontogenic tumors, calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumors, squamous(More)
Careful examination of the oral cavity may reveal findings indicative of an underlying systemic condition, and allow for early diagnosis and treatment. Examination should include evaluation for mucosal changes, periodontal inflammation and bleeding, and general condition of the teeth. Oral findings of anemia may include mucosal pallor, atrophic glossitis,(More)
Sclerosing rhabdomyosarcoma is a unique rhabdomyosarcoma variant, characterized by a prominent hyalinizing matrix. A notable pitfall is the potential for the unusual matrix and often pseudovascular growth pattern of this lesion to lead to confusion with other sarcoma types, including osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, and angiosarcoma. Here we report a case of(More)
Common superficial oral lesions include candidiasis, recurrent herpes labialis, recurrent aphthous stomatitis, erythema migrans, hairy tongue, and lichen planus. Recognition and diagnosis require taking a thorough history and performing a complete oral examination. Knowledge of clinical characteristics such as size, location, surface morphology, color,(More)
The development of synovial membrane-like structures has been described previously only in association with breast implants, the bone-cement interface of hip prostheses, tendon implants, testicular implants, and traumatized skin. Previous investigators have theorized that this phenomenon-referred to as "synovial metaplasia"-develops in response to gliding(More)
BACKGROUND Rhabdomyosarcoma is a malignant neoplasm of primitive mesenchyme exhibiting skeletal muscle differentiation. Oral rhabdomyosarcoma is rare and accounts for only 0.04% of all head and neck malignancies. METHODS A 33-year-old woman presented with an erythematous gingival mass involving the anterior maxillary gingiva. The lesion had been present(More)