Oral Cancer – DNA-image cytometry may have promise for early detection

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This diagnostic review compared two computer aided adjunctive tests for oral cancer. Oral CDX and DNA-image cytometry. The results suggest that DNA-image cytometry has a highly significant potential over OralCDx brush biopsy as an accurate and simple diagnostic tool for clinically suspected oral precancer and oral cancer.

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Study suggests there may be no difference between char-free and continuous-wave carbon dioxide lasers for oral mucosal biopsy


Animal studies have suggested that there is less thermal damage when excisional biopsies are performed using a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser in a char-free (CF) mode than in a continuous-wave (CW) mode. The aim of this study was to and compare the clinical and histopathologic characteristics of excisional biopsies performed with CW or CF CO2 [read the full story…]