Is human papilloma virus associated with salivary gland neoplasms? An in situ-hybridization study.

@article{Hafed2012IsHP,
  title={Is human papilloma virus associated with salivary gland neoplasms? An in situ-hybridization study.},
  author={Layla Hafed and Heba Farag and Olfat T Shaker and Dalia Hussein El-Rouby},
  journal={Archives of oral biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={57 9},
  pages={1194-9}
}
OBJECTIVE HPV can infect cells of epithelial origin and is closely associated with carcinomas. Studies investigating its presence in salivary gland neoplasms are few and conflicting. METHODS Detection of HPV types 16 & 18 was done on 34 formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded archival material of different salivary gland neoplasms using Digene HPV types 16 & 18 probe using in situ hybridization technique. RESULTS Eight of neoplastic salivary gland specimens were positively infected by HPV types… CONTINUE READING

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