How to Help the Oral Pathologist in Making an Accurate Diagnosis
Dr. S. Leena Sankari
Associate Professor, Department of Oral Pathology,
Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital
Pallikaranai, Chennai-100, India.
A biopsy is a valuable diagnostic tool in clinics. In this procedure, the sample tissue is obtained in order to study its structure both macro and microscopically , thus making it possible to establish a final diagnosis.Some clinicians are surprised and disappointed when the report from the oral pathologist comes as â€śnot from the representative area and â€śinadequate specimen sizeâ€ť, instead of a final diagnosis. To avoid such disappointments and to make the best utilization of the of the oral pathologist,certain ideas have been suggested. Right from the history taking to the clinical examination to the operative findings, the clinician can pave the way to a conclusive histopathological diagnosis.