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The head and neck regions are susceptible to a number of diseases.
These regions are home to many important organs and structures, such as:
(Specialized doctors called neuropathologists handle pathologies of the eyes and the brain.)
Cancerous and noncancerous tumors, infections, inflammations, and other conditions can affect any of these structures, causing repercussions throughout the body.
If your doctor suspects that you have a disease or condition of the head or neck, he or she may order a biopsy and have the samples sent to us.
Our pathologists will examine the samples under a microscope and conduct other sophisticated tests to arrive at a diagnosis.
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