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March 23 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDTFree
Illustration: Picture of the Neighborhood – Anatomy of the upper airway & upper digestive tract from Anatomy and Physiology Author: OpenStax; 22.1 Organs and Structures of the Respiratory System by Rice University, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
GOAL: to raise public awareness and understanding of disease consequent of HPV infection in the upper airway and upper digestive tract.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) refers to a collection of viruses, some of which cause transmissible disease in humans and have the potential to progress to malignancy (e.g., cancer of the uterine cervix in women). These viruses can also cause serious disease processes of the mucosa of the oral and nasal cavities, pharynx, larynx, trachea and esophagus. This presentation will review some of the more prominent of these conditions including;
Juvenile Laryngeal Papillomatosis;
HPV+ palatine tonsil & base of tongue carcinoma;
inverted Schneiderian papilloma of the nasal cavity;
including presenting symptoms, diagnosis (with appropriate radiographic images as well as microscopic images demonstrating pathological morphology),
and treatment and prevention.
By Robert A. Hendrix, MD