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Carcinosarcoma is an extremely rare, highly malignant tumor having a characteristic of both epithelial and mesenchymal components; the epithelial component exhibiting focal squamous cell carcinoma and mesenchymal component having sarcomatoid stroma. The occurrence of carcinosarcoma in the oral cavity is very rare and only few cases have been reported in the(More)
An odontogenic keratocyst (OKC) and a giant cell granuloma (GCG) in the jaws are two well known entities, which have been reviewed extensively. However, the synchronous occurrence of these two lesions is exceptionally rare. We report a case of OKC exhibiting foci of CGC-like lesion. sclerotic margin, in the left mandibular posterior Introduction region. The(More)
The cleft anomaly may be more ancient than the man himself. It is one of the most common developmental malformations reported in the literature. There are number of intriguing theories regarding its etiopathogenesis, each of which has some evidence in its favor. This review highlights all the genetic and environmental etiologic factors and focuses on its(More)
Histopathology is an art of analyzing and interpreting the shapes, sizes and architectural patterns of cells and tissues within a given specific clinical background and a science by which the image is placed in the context of knowledge of pathobiology, to arrive at an accurate diagnosis. To function effectively and safely, all the procedures and activities(More)
Ameloblastomas seldom cause diagnostic difficulties due to classic histopathological presentations. Adenoid ameloblastoma is a rare variant in this category which can cause problem in diagnosis due to the presence of areas resembling adenomatoid odontogenic tumor (AOT) and occurrence of varying degrees of dentinoid formation. In this article, we report a(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Brushing the teeth with fibrous husk of Cocos nucifera (coconut) is a common oral hygiene practice among people of rural areas of South India. However, the probable antimicrobial properties of this plant material against common oral pathogens have not been proved scientifically. Therefore, the present study was designed. (More)
INTRODUCTION Twigs of Salvadora persica (Miswak) plant are being used as a means of oral hygiene since ages for brushing teeth. Though clinical research and trials have shown promising results on effectiveness of Miswak, but some reports are conflicting. AIM To evaluate the antimicrobial activity of crude aqueous and alcoholic extracts of Salvadora(More)
A comprehensive study on the phytochemical contents and antioxidant activities of alcoholic extracts of five plant materials, such as mango leaves, fibrous pericarp of coconut and areca nut, tender twigs of Jatropha curcus and Jatropha gossipifolia, used for oral health and diseases by people of Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka, India was conducted. The(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to estimate the copper levels in saliva of patients with oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) and different areca nut products and its correlation with different histological grades of OSF. METHODS The study comprised 60 individuals, 30 OSF patients and 30 non-OSF individuals. Unstimulated whole saliva was collected, and(More)