Preoperative diagnostic of parotid gland neoplasms: fine-needle aspiration cytology or core needle biopsy?

@article{Zbren2018PreoperativeDO,
  title={Preoperative diagnostic of parotid gland neoplasms: fine-needle aspiration cytology or core needle biopsy?},
  author={Peter Zb{\"a}ren and Asterios Triantafyllou and Kenneth Owen Devaney and Vincent Vander Poorten and Henrik Hellquist and Andr{\'e} Mezzarane Rinaldo and Alfio Ferlito},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
  year={2018},
  volume={275},
  pages={2609-2613}
}
A preoperative cytologic or histologic diagnosis of parotid gland neoplasms is mandatory to decide which surgical procedure would be appropriate. Open biopsies are contraindicated because of the risk of recurrence secondary to tumour cell seeding; furthermore a subsequent curative parotid surgery can be complicated by a previous open biopsy. While fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) was the only preoperative diagnostic procedure to distinguish benign versus malignant neoplasms over the past… CONTINUE READING
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