Fine-needle aspiration cytology in the management of salivary gland tumors: an Australian experience.

@article{Stow2004FineneedleAC,
  title={Fine-needle aspiration cytology in the management of salivary gland tumors: an Australian experience.},
  author={Nicholas William Stow and David Veivers and Alan Poole},
  journal={Ear, nose, & throat journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={83 2},
  pages={128-31}
}
We conducted a retrospective study of 104 cases of salivary gland tumors that were initially assessed by fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB). Based on subsequent histopathologic analysis of excised specimens, we found that preoperative FNAB was highly sensitive and specific for both benign and malignant tumors-including the most common, pleomorphic adenomas and squamous cell carcinomas, respectively. Despite its possible drawbacks, we conclude that preoperative FNAB is a useful tool in the… CONTINUE READING