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Path Terminology

Dental Path Terminology

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Bulla large blister, greater than 5mm in diameter
  Cyst pathologic epithelium-lined cavity, often filled with liquid or semi-solid contents
  Ecchymosis nonevelated area of hemorrhage, larger than a petechiae
  Endophytic grows inward, down into the underlying tissue
  Erosion superficial lesion, often arising secondary to rupture of a vesicle or bulla, characterized by partial or total loss of the surface epithelium
  Exophytic a lesion that grows outward from the surface
  Expansile causes expansion of the affected tissue
  Fissure narrow slit-like groove
  Fluctuant fluid filled
  Macule focal area of color change which is not elevated or depressed in relation to its surroundings
  Multilocular describing a radiolucent lesion having several of many components
  Nodule solid, raised lesion which is greater than 5 mm in diameter
  Papillary describing a tumor or growth exhibiting numerous surface projections
  Papule solid, raised lesion which is less than 5mm in diameter
  Pedunculated describing a tumor or growth whose base is narrower than the widest part of the lesion
  Petechia round, pinpoint area of hemorrhage
  Plaque lesion that is slightly elevated and is flat on its surface, may be the same color or different color from the adjacent tissue
  Pustule blister filled with purulent exudate
  Sessile describing a tumor or growth whose base is the widest part of the lesion
  Telangiectasia vascular lesion cause by dilatation of a small, superficial blood vessel
  Ulcer lesion characterized by loss of the surface epithelium and frequently some of the underlying connective tissue It often appears depressed or excavated
  Unilocular describing a radiolucent lesion having a single compartment
  Verrucous describing a tumor or growth exhibiting a rough, wart-like surface
  Vesicle superficial blister, 5mm or less in diameter, usually filled with clear fluid
Corticated having a cortex or thin outer layer, in our case, a rim of bone along the peripheral borders of a lesion
Created by: shamd1