Prevalence of high-risk human papillomavirus infection and cancer gene mutations in nonmalignant tonsils.

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OBJECTIVES To analyze the prevalence of high-risk HPV (human papillomavirus) and genetic alterations in nonmalignant tonsils. METHODS We collected benign fresh tonsillar tissue specimens from 477 patients undergoing tonsillectomy because of chronic tonsillitis or tonsillar hypertrophy in 2012 (Group A, n=237) and in 2015 (Group B, n=240). Luminex xMAP… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2017.08.010

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