Table of ContentsDefinition / general | Microscopic (histologic) description | Microscopic (histologic) images
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Definition / general
- Warty outgrowths of laryngeal surface epithelium
Microscopic (histologic) description
- Proliferative well differentiated squamous epithelium overlying fibrovascular cores with koilocytotic change (enlarged, often multiple, wrinkled nuclei)
- May have mild to moderate dysplasia (increased cellularity, loss of regularity of basal layer, hyperchromatic nuclei extending from basal to intermediate layers), mitotic activity is common
- Tumors in respiratory mucosa have less apparent maturation