Kara Hartman

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Ninety-two cases of calcifying odontogenic cyst (COC) were reviewed with special consideration of their nature as cysts or neoplasms, the nature of ghost cells, and classification on the basis of clinicopathologic features. The cases were divided into 79 (85.9%) cysts and 13 (14.1%) neoplasms. The cysts occurred as four variants: (1) nonproliferative COC(More)
The clinicopathologic findings in 69 cases of necrotizing sialometaplasia (NS) were analyzed and compared with 115 reported cases of NS in the English-language literature. Data comparing age, sex, race, location, clinical presentation, and possible predisposing factors are summarized. Analysis of the data indicates that NS can occur in a variety of clinical(More)
The fibromatoses represent a group of infiltrating fibrous proliferations that exhibit a clinical behavior and biologic potential intermediate between benign fibrous lesions and fibrosarcoma. The head and neck region is a common site of involvement for these lesions especially in children and young adults. However, the oral structures per se are not often(More)
Four cases of central granular-cell tumor of the jaws were evaluated to determine the clinical parameters of the lesion, and one of these cases was examined with the electron microscope to investigate the nature of the granular cells. The average age of the patients at the time of treatment was 55 years; all four patients were women. Three of the lesions(More)
The term ameloblastic carcinoma is differentiated from the term malignant ameloblastoma and is defined as an ameloblastoma in which there is histologic evidence of malignancy in the primary tumor or the recurrent tumor (or metastasis), regardless of whether it has metastasized. Eight cases of ameloblastic carcinoma from the Armed Forces Institute of(More)
We have generally encouraged living donation among our kidney recipients. However, an examination of our clinical practice revealed inconsistencies in the depth and content of information transmitted to kidney recipient families regarding living donation. We therefore initiated a structured education program, including an educational video, to ensure that(More)
  • Kara Hartman
  • Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology
  • 1980
A review of 1,120 cases of histiocytosis X yielded 114 cases with oral involvement. Seventy-eight percent of the oral lesions in this series were categorized as monostotic or polyostotic eosinophilic granuloma. The great majority of cases occurred in males, with 40 percent of the lesions having developed before the patient had reached the age of 10 years.(More)
Simultaneous incisional biopsies of labial minor salivary glands and the superficial lobe of the parotid were accomplished in patients suspicious for sarcoidosis, Sjögren's disease, sialosis and lymphomatous changes in Sjögren's disease. Labial minor salivary gland biopsies identified sarcoidosis in 11 of 31 (36%) patients, compared to 29 of 31 (93%)(More)