HPV

Condyloma acuminatum

What is condyloma acuminatum? Condyloma acuminatum is a non-cancerous growth caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). Another name for this condition is a genital wart. Can condyloma acuminatum turn into cancer? No. Condyloma acuminatum is a non-cancerous condition that will not turn into cancer over time. However, this condition can recur (regrow) in the same location …
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HPV-associated squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx

What is HPV-associated squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx? HPV-associated squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a type of oropharyngeal cancer. The oropharynx is an area of the throat that includes the tonsils, base of the tongue, uvula, and soft palate. This type of cancer quickly spreads to lymph nodes especially those in the neck. For …
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Koilocytes

What are koilocytes? Koilocytes are a type of cell called squamous cells that have been infected by human papillomavirus (HPV). Koilocytes are commonly seen in conditions caused by HPV including low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL) and high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL). What do koilocytes look like under the microscope? When examined under the microscope …
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Squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva

What is squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva? Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the vulva is a type of cancer that starts from cells in the skin on the surface of the vulva. What causes squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva? SCC of the vulva commonly develops from one of two pre-cancerous diseases: high-grade squamous …
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Low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion of the vulva

What is low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL) of the vulva? Low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL) of the vulva is a non-cancerous, sexually transmitted disease. This condition may affect both women and men. In addition to the vulva, LSIL can also affect the cervix and vagina. In both women and men, LSIL may also involve the …
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Squamous papilloma

About this article: This article was created by doctors to help you read and understand your pathology report for squamous papilloma. If you have any questions about this article or your pathology report, please contact us. What is a squamous papilloma? Squamous papilloma is a non-cancerous growth made up of specialized squamous cells that connect …
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Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN)

What is cervical intraepithelial neoplasia? Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) is a pre-cancerous, sexually transmitted disease caused by infection with a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). It is called pre-cancerous because over time it can change into a type of cervical cancer called squamous cell carcinoma. CIN is divided into three levels – CIN1, CIN2, and …
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High grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL)

What is a high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion? High-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) is a pre-cancerous, sexually transmitted disease caused by infection with a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). This condition may affect both women and men. In women, HSIL commonly involves the cervix, vulva, or vagina. In both women and men, LSIL may also involve …
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Verruca vulgaris

What is verruca vulgaris? Verruca vulgaris is a non-cancerous growth caused by infection with human papillomavirus (HPV). The growth is made up of abnormal squamous cells and it is typically found on the skin although it can also be found on the lips or inside the mouth. People who are immune-suppressed are at increased risk …
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High grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) of the anal canal

What is a high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion of the anal canal?  High grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) is a pre-cancerous disease that starts from specialized squamous cells that cover the inside of the anal canal. HSIL is called a pre-cancerous disease because over time it can turn into a type of cancer called squamous cell …
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