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Table 2 Number and percentages of the four categories of head & neck lesions

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

Categories   Number % of total
Tumor/tumor-like reactive lesions Odontogenic (benign) 456 1.23
  Non-odontogenic (benign)   
  Bone 160 0.43
  Salivary gland 96 0.26
  Epithelial 118 0.32
  Soft tissue 1251 3.36
  Non-odontogenic (oral potentially malignant disorder)   
  Epithelial 14399 38.70
  Non-odontogenic (malignant)   
  Mesenchymal 15 0.04
  Hematologic 45 0.12
  Salivary gland 82 0.22
  Epithelial 5886 15.82
Cystic/pseudocystic lesions Odontogenic 2274 6.11
  Non-odontogenic 91 0.25
Inflammatory/infective lesions   11775 31.65
Others/miscellanous lesions   562 1.51