Joanne Leger Prasad

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OBJECTIVE We report 2 cases of oral hairy leukoplakia (OHL) in patients without HIV and present a comprehensive review of OHL in HIV-negative individuals. STUDY DESIGN Two cases of non-HIV-associated OHL are described. A PubMed search identified previously reported cases. The attributes of those cases were ascertained. RESULTS OHL was confirmed in both(More)
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) accounts for more than 90% of the malignant neoplasms that arise in the mucosa of the upper aerodigestive tract. Recent studies of cleft lip/palate have shown the association of genes involved in cancer. WNT pathway genes have been associated with several types of cancer and recently with cleft lip/palate. To investigate(More)
OBJECTIVE Evaluate and compare the radiologic features of psammomatoid versus trabecular variants of juvenile ossifying fibromas. STUDY DESIGN Twelve of fifteen cases of juvenile ossifying fibroma of the craniofacial bones, retrieved from our pathology archives for the period between 2002 and 2013, had available preoperative computed tomography (CT)(More)
Molecular diagnostic techniques are quickly finding a role in the detection and diagnosis of tumors, and in predicting their behavior. They may also prove useful in developing new therapeutic approaches to head and neck cancer. The surgeon working in the craniomaxillofacial region should have an understanding of these technologies, their availability in(More)
In this article we outline the molecular findings of select odontogenic tumors. In each section, we briefly review selected the clinicoradiographic, histologic, immunologic features, focusing on the molecular findings and their applications in practice. The understanding of molecular pathobiology at various other organ sites has developed quite rapidly in(More)
PURPOSE Given the problems of overuse of medical technology and the current burden of health care cost in the United States, it is important to establish clear imaging guidelines to diagnose conditions such as juvenile ossifying fibroma (JOF). This study compared the efficacy of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the evaluation(More)
This article describes 3 patients, each of whom presented with an asymptomatic mixed radiopaque and radiolucent lesion of the maxillary sinus associated with a nonvital tooth. Based on the radiographic findings, a diagnosis of a collapsed (ruptured) radicular cyst was rendered in each case. A tissue biopsy was performed in 1 case, and the results supported(More)