chapter  26
Head and neck pathology
ByRam Moorthy, Adrian T. Warfield, Max Robinson
Pages 26

INTRODUCTION The head and neck comprises a complex anatomical region composed of diverse tissues. Consequently many of the diseases that occur are challenging to diagnose and require careful clinico-pathological correlation. Some of the diseases are unique to the site and specialist knowledge is required to derive a differential diagnosis and pursue the appropriate investigations leading to a denitive diagnosis and effective management. Furthermore, some of the diseases are rare and require evaluation by specialist pathologists with the requisite experience to render an accurate diagnosis.