Mucous Cell Prosoplasia in Oral Pathologies: A Brief ReviewCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Sachin Chakradhar Sarode,
Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology,
Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
One of the enigmas in cell differentiation process is prosoplasia, which is contemplated as forward differentiation. A well-known example of prosoplastic switch is mucous cell prosoplasia, which is the transformation of a simple squamous epithelial cell into mucous secreting cell. Numerous theories have been proposed for histogenesis of this phenomenon, which are comprehensively discussed in the present paper. Oral pathologies like odontogenic cysts and salivary gland tumours show mucous prosoplasia quite often; sometimes leading to diagnostic difficulties. In the present paper, efforts have been made to comprehensively discuss diverse aspects of mucous prosoplasia like histogenesis, theories and diagnostic importance in various oral pathologies.
Mucous prosoplasia, Odontogenic cysts, Salivary gland tumors
Gargi Sachin Sarode, Nikunj Maniyar, Sachin Chakradhar Sarode, Roopa Rao, Shankargouda Patil. MUCOUS CELL PROSOPLASIA IN ORAL PATHOLOGIES: A BRIEF REVIEW. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 April [cited: 2017 Jun 27 ]; 11:ZE08-ZE10. Available from
Date of Submission: Feb 17, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Feb 21, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Mar 21, 2017
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2017
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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