Salivary gland tumor fine-needle aspiration cytology: a proposal for a risk stratification classification.

@article{Griffith2015SalivaryGT,
  title={Salivary gland tumor fine-needle aspiration cytology: a proposal for a risk stratification classification.},
  author={Christopher C. Griffith and Reetesh K Pai and Frank Schneider and Umamaheswar Duvvuri and Robert L Ferris and Jonas T. Johnson and Raja R Seethala},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  year={2015},
  volume={143 6},
  pages={839-53}
}
OBJECTIVES Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is useful in the evaluation of salivary gland tumors, but currently no standard terminology or risk stratification model exists. METHODS FNA smears were reviewed and categorized based on cytonuclear features, stromal characteristics, and background characteristics. Risk of malignancy was calculated for each category. Classifications as benign, neoplasm of uncertain malignant potential (NUMP), suspicious for malignancy, and positive for malignancy were… CONTINUE READING
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