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An overview and update on soft tissue lesions of the head and neck

Hepburn, E; D'Costa, M; Cottone, L; Flanagan, AM; Tirabosco, R; (2021) An overview and update on soft tissue lesions of the head and neck. Diagnostic Histopathology , 27 (5) pp. 171-181. 10.1016/j.mpdhp.2021.02.001.

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Abstract

Soft tissue lesions of the head and neck encompass a broad range of pathological entities associated with different prognoses and requiring different treatments. All pathologists will encounter a wide range of soft tissue tumours in whatever specialist area they practice. Getting the diagnosis ‘right the first time’ is critical for patients to be offered optimal treatment. Molecular testing can help reach the correct diagnoses and this arena is developing fast. However, pathologists should not rely unquestioningly on special tests, whether it is immunohistochemistry or whole genome sequencing as no test is entirely specific or sensitive. Pathologists should provide a diagnosis in the context of all tests including the histology along with medical imaging and the patient's symptoms, signs and family history. This article reviews key clinical, pathological and histologic features of tumours most commonly presenting in the head and neck region, including those most recently described.

Type: Article
Title: An overview and update on soft tissue lesions of the head and neck
DOI: 10.1016/j.mpdhp.2021.02.001
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mpdhp.2021.02.001
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: genetics, head, neck, sarcoma, soft tissue
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Cancer Institute
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Cancer Institute > Research Department of Pathology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10128900
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