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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this investigation was to confirm the presence of subepithelial nerve plexuses associated with taste buds in the human tongue and to study the histomorphologic features of each plexus. STUDY DESIGN Through use of a light microscope, several hundred microslides representing biopsies of the human tongue were reviewed so that the… (More)
Four cases of inverted ductal papilloma are presented. Their origin is the excretory duct reserve cell of minor salivary gland and they appear clinically as a submucosal mass. All tumors occurred in adults and there was equal distribution between men and women. Treatment is complete surgical excision and no recurrences have been reported thus far.
All healthcare professionals need to become aware of the extent and seriousness of smokeless tobacco use. In this article, the authors briefly review the current status of smokeless tobacco and describe its usage patterns and practices, pharmacologic (addictive) aspects, and associated health problems. They also suggest ways that primary care physicians can… (More)
A well-documented case of plasma-cell gingivitis is presented. When viewed in a total perspective, the clinical examination, history of usage of a popular mint , laboratory data and histologic examination provide support for this diagnosis. This patient did not exhibit any evidence of glossitis or cheilitis as is often reported in the literature; however, a… (More)
Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (EH) is a recently described vascular neoplasm of borderline or intermediate malignant potential. This tumor arises from medium- to large-sized vessels, primarily involves the soft tissues of the extremities as well as the liver and lung, and rarely occurs in the head and neck region. Only eight well-documented cases of… (More)
The calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor (CEOT) is a rare benign odontogenic neoplasm which was first described by Pindborg in 1955 and accounts for less than 1% of all odontogenic lesions. Recently, a clear cell variant of CEOT has been identified with only eight well-documented cases in the literature. We present an additional case of clear cell CEOT… (More)
The prevalence and epidemiology of important viral (equine influenza virus [EIV], equine herpesvirus type 1 [EHV-1] and EHV-4) and bacterial (Streptococcus equi subspecies equi) respiratory pathogens shed by horses presented to equine veterinarians with upper respiratory tract signs and/or acute febrile neurological disease were studied. Veterinarians from… (More)