Anthropophagy: An Update In Context Of Oral Pathologies
Cellular cannibalism has been defined as the ability of a cell to engulf another living cell leading
eventually resulting in death of the internalized cell. This mechanism exhibited by tumor cells can be
instrumental in either their survival or proliferation. Presence of these cells can act as a promising
entity to determine the aggressiveness and hence the prognosis of a lesion. This review provides an
insight into cellular cannibalism, types, mechanism and pathogenesis, other cell in cell phenomena
and also a gist of studies done in this field in oral lesions.