Proposed Clinico-Pathological Classification for Oral Exophytic Lesions ZE01-ZE08
Dr. Arvind Babu Rajendra Santosh,
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist and Microbiologist, Lecturer and Research Coordinator â€“ Dentistry Programme,
Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, Mona campus, Kingston â€“ 7, Jamaica, West Indies.
E-mail : email@example.com
Oral exophytic lesions often have proven to be diagnostically challenging due to the varied clinical presentation. The exophytic growth of the oral lesions is due to the type of pathology and histological changes. Careful clinical interpretation with a better histological understanding of exophytic lesions may ease the diagnosis from the differential diagnosis panel. The purpose of proposing classification system is to categorize the exophytic lesions of interest under specific clinical and/or histological explanation; and this will eventually lead to better understanding of the pathological condition that is described. To the best of our knowledge, there is no such classification system available for oral exophytic lesions and hence proposal of classification system is attempted in this study. Further, proposing a new classification system is not just to influence the academic contribution, but also to assist at greatest extent for diagnosis during clinical practice.