high grade dysplasia

High grade dysplasia of the larynx

High grade dysplasia of the larynx (also called severe keratinizing squamous dysplasia) is a precancerous condition. If not treated, this condition can evolve into a type of laryngeal cancer called squamous cell carcinoma. This condition typically affects adults over the age of 40 years. The larynx The larynx is a structure located in the upper …
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High grade dysplasia

What does high grade dysplasia mean? High grade dysplasia is an abnormal pattern of growth that can turn into cancer over time. This change is described as “high grade” because the cells look very abnormal when examined under the microscope. Does high grade dysplasia mean cancer? High grade dysplasia does not mean cancer but if …
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Barrett’s esophagus

What is Barrett’s esophagus? Barrett’s esophagus is a condition where the tissue that covers the inside surface of the esophagus changes to look like the tissue normally found inside the small intestine. Barrett’s esophagus is considered a precancerous condition because it can overtime change into a type of esophageal cancer called adenocarcinoma. What causes Barrett’s …
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Squamous dysplasia of the oral cavity

What is squamous dysplasia in the oral cavity? Squamous dysplasia (also called epithelial dysplasia) is a precancerous disease that starts from specialized squamous cells that cover the inside surface of the oral cavity. This area includes the lips, tongue, floor of mouth, cheeks, and hard palate. Squamous dysplasia is considered a pre-cancerous disease because it …
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