Comprehensive Oral Cancer Examination of the Extra-oral and Intra-oral Regions of the Head and Neck

Format Publication ID Version Published
Lab Guide, Presentation, Tutorial 9201 1 July 17, 2012
University of Florida College of Dentistry - Restorative Dental Sciences

Description

The fourteen page tutorial is a detailed description of the steps in the extra-oral and intra-oral examination done as part of the oral cancer exam, including the pertinent cranial nerves. Each region is identified in a systematic manner, including an image of the area and identification of structures. Additionally, the steps are concisely presented, identifying possible findings and corresponding images of pathology.

Citation

Clark N, Sandow P. Comprehensive Oral Cancer Examination of the Extra-oral and Intra-oral Regions of the Head and Neck . MedEdPORTAL; 2012. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/9201

Educational Objectives

  1. To be able to perform a complete extra-oral and intraoral examination in a systematic manner.
  2. To be able to specifically name normal anatomical structures of the extra-oral and intraoral regions.
  3. To be able to identify what to look for in each region of the extra-oral and intraoral examination.
  4. To be able to identify possible findings in each region of the extra-oral and intraoral examination.

Keywords

  • Cancer, Screening, Lymph Nodes (MeSH), Mouth (MeSH), Head and Neck Neoplasms (MeSH), Carcinogens (MeSH), Squamous Cell Carcinoma (MeSH)

Specialty

  • Medical
    • Family Medicine
    • Otolaryngology

Discipline

  • Dental
    • Clinical Exam
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
    • Physical Diagnosis

Competencies Addressed

  • Medical
    • Patient Care
    • Systems-based Practice

Academic Focus

  • Clinical Sciences
    • Clinical Exam

Professional Interest

  • Evaluation of Clinical Performance
  • Instructional Materials/Methods
  • Oral Health

Organ Systems

  • Gastrointestinal system

Intended Audience

  • Professional School
    • Dental Student
    • Medical Student

Instructional Methods

  • Independent Study
  • Lecture
  • Standardized Patient

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