Insights into a complex group of neoplastic disease: advances in histopathologic classification and molecular pathology of salivary gland cancer.

@article{Leivo2006InsightsIA,
  title={Insights into a complex group of neoplastic disease: advances in histopathologic classification and molecular pathology of salivary gland cancer.},
  author={Ilmo Leivo},
  journal={Acta oncologica},
  year={2006},
  volume={45 6},
  pages={662-8}
}
Cancers of major and minor salivary glands represent a histopathologic challenge in two major respects. The first challenge is the complexity of morphologic features and overlapping of histologic patterns in the different tumor entities many of which are relatively rare. The number of separate tumor entities to be considered in differential diagnosis has greatly increased in the two latest WHO classification systems 12 (Table I). The second challenge is prognostication based on histopathology… CONTINUE READING