Fine needle aspiration biopsy of the salivary glands. A five-year experience with emphasis on diagnostic pitfalls.

@article{Cajulis1997FineNA,
  title={Fine needle aspiration biopsy of the salivary glands. A five-year experience with emphasis on diagnostic pitfalls.},
  author={Ricardo S. Cajulis and S T Gokaslan and Gordon H Yu and Denise Frias-Hidvegi},
  journal={Acta cytologica},
  year={1997},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={
          1412-20
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To review the fine needle aspiration (FNA) findings in 151 patients who presented with salivary gland (both major and minor) enlargement from January 1991 to December 1995 in order to determine its sensitivity and specificity and to study the various pitfalls. STUDY DESIGN The study group consisted of 77 males and 74 females, 16-98 years old (average 55). One hundred twenty-five aspirates (83%) were from the parotid gland, 23 (15%) from the submandibular gland and 3 (2%) from the… CONTINUE READING
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