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Oral Cancer

Oral Squamous Papilloma

09/16/2009

Question:

Please can you tell me the exact malignant potential of oral squamous papilloma? Only in 50% of cases HPV 6 or 11 or any other is present. What is the exact etiological agent for oral squamous papilloma according to latest studies?

Answer:

Papilloma is one of the common benign neoplasms of the oral cavity. It is associated with the HPV-6 and 11 subtypes. It does not show malignant transformation. Treatment is surgical excision or laser ablation. Recurrence is very rare.

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Enver  Ozer, MD Enver Ozer, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University