Journal of Cytology

LETTER TO EDITOR
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 85-

A simple working type classification proposed for the spindle cell neoplasms of the oral cavity


Thorakkal Shamim 
 Department of Dentistry, Government Taluk Head Quarters Hospital, Nilambur, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Thorakkal Shamim
Shangrila, Parappanangadi - 676 303, Kerala
India




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Shamim T. A simple working type classification proposed for the spindle cell neoplasms of the oral cavity.J Cytol 2013;30:85-85


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Shamim T. A simple working type classification proposed for the spindle cell neoplasms of the oral cavity. J Cytol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Jun 1 ];30:85-85
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Sir,

Spindle cell neoplasms of the oral cavity often impose a diagnostic challenge to the oral clinician and differentiation from other similar microscopic simulates may be enigmatic. [1] There is no approved working classification for spindle cell neoplasms of the oral cavity in the literature. A simple working type classification is proposed here for spindle cell neoplasms of the oral cavity [Table 1]. This classification is based on the predominance of spindle cells in the histopathology of the lesions of the oral cavity. This classification includes neural, myofibroblastic, muscle, fibroblastic, vascular, epithelial, odontogenic and miscellaneous tumors. This classification will be useful for the cytopathologists/oral pathologists who are dealing with oral neoplasms.{Table 1}

References

1Brasileiro BF, Martins-Filho PR, Piva MR, da Silva LC, Nonaka CF, Miguel MC. Myofibroma of the oral cavity. A rare spindle cell neoplasm. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal 2010; 15:e596-600.