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Table 1 Number and percentages of the 12 most common head & neck lesions

From: Retrospective study of biopsied head and neck lesions in a cohort of referral Taiwanese patients

12 most common lesions Number % of all lesions
Squamous cell carcinoma 4960 13.3
Hyperkeratosis* 4779 12.8
Epithelial dysplasia* 2899 7.8
Candidiasis 2535 6.8
Oral submucous fibrosis* 2500 6.7
Epithelial hyperplasia* 2371 6.4
Verrucous hyperplasia* 1850 5.0
Inflammation 1821 4.9
Radicular cyst 1720 4.6
Apical granuloma 1395 3.8
Non-specific ulcer 986 2.6
Mucocele 967 2.6
Total number 28783 77.3
  1. *Oral potentially malignant disorders.