Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) identification of human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA in verrucous carcinoma of the larynx

Jan L. Kasperbauer, Gerard L. O’Halloran, Mark J. Espy, Thomas F. Smith, Jean E. Lewis

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Abstract

The incidence of human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA in archival formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue sections from verrucous carcinoma of the larynx was determined using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) with consensus primers and by in situ hybridization designed to detect HPV types 6/11, 16/18, 31/33/35. HPV DNA was detected in 17 (85%) of 20 tissue samples by PCR; none of the 20 samples were positive for the seven genotype types tested by in situ hybridization. PCR is a valuable tool to detect HPV and therefore will significantly clarify the importance of HPV in squamous mucosal disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)416-420
Number of pages5
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume103
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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