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Featured article: Clinical comparison of liquid-based and conventional cytology of oral brush biopsies

Exfoliative cytology performed on oral brush samples can help dentists to decide whether a given oral lesion is (pre-)malignant. The aim of this study by Olms et al. was to compare the quality of two different preparation techniques (cell collectors): the conventional transfer procedure to glass slides and the so-called liquid-based cytology preparation method. 


  1. Content type: Review


    Authors: Michael Sand, Daniel Sand, Christina Thrandorf, Volker Paech, Peter Altmeyer and Falk G Bechara

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Head & Face Medicine is a multidisciplinary open access journal that publishes basic and clinical research concerning all aspects of cranial, facial and oral conditions.

The journal covers all aspects of cranial, facial and oral diseases and their management. It has been designed as a multidisciplinary journal for clinicians and researchers involved in the diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of diseases which affect the human head and face. The journal is wide-ranging, covering the development, aetiology, epidemiology and therapy of head and face diseases to the basic science that underlies these diseases. Management of head and face diseases includes all aspects of surgical and non-surgical treatments including psychopharmacological therapies.

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