A papilloma is a common type of benign (non-cancerous) tumour that arises from epithelial cells on the outside or inside surface of an organ or tissue. Most papillomas are described as exophytic because they grow outwardly from the surface of the tissue. In contrast, endophytic or inverted papillomas grow down from the surface into the …
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Squamous papilloma

What is a squamous papilloma? Squamous papilloma is a non-cancerous growth made up of specialized squamous cells that connect together to form finger-like projections called papilla. This type of growth can start in any location where squamous cells are normally found such as the skin, mouth, tonsils, larynx, esophagus, and eyelids. What causes a squamous …
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In pathology, the term papillary is used to describe finger-like projections of tissue with cells lining the outside surface of the tissue and a central fibrovascular core. Pathologists use the term micropapillary to describe similar but smaller projections of tissue. Papillary growth is most commonly seen in tumours including both benign (noncancerous) and malignant (cancerous) …
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