Morphologic Patterns in Salivary Gland Cytopathology
Derek B. Allison, MD
Salivary gland cytopathology can be challenging due to the sheer number and diversity of pathologic diagnoses. As a result, building a differential based on the most commonly encountered patterns is an easy way to simplify the morphologic assessment. Once you know the pattern, you can begin to look for the presence of unique features that are diagnostic of a particular entity. If a discrete diagnosis cannot be made, the pattern will help you properly classify the sample within the Milan System for Reporting Salivary Gland Cytopathology.
This educational activity is designed for pathologists, cytopathologists, cytotechnologists, students and other members of the cytopathology community.
- Recognize the most common morphologic patterns present in salivary gland fine needle aspiration specimens
- Develop a differential diagnosis for each pattern
- Identify key features for proper classification within the Milan System for Reporting Salivary Gland Cytopathology
Derek B. Allison, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
The presenter has no conflicts of interest or financial relationships to disclose.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) Statement
The American Society of Cytopathology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Society of Cytopathology designates this enduring educational activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Board of Pathology Maintenance of Certification (CC)
This product can help fulfill the CME requirements and Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) mandated by the American Board of Pathology Continuing Certification (CC) process. Earn up to 2.0 SAM Credit Hours.
Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (CMLE)
The ASC designates this activity for a maximum of 2.0 Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (CMLE) credit hours for non-physicians. The CMLE credit hours meet the continuing education requirements for the ASCP Board of Registry Certification Maintenance Program. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Cytotechnologists with Licenses in Florida and California
This program is approved for 2 continuing education credits in the State of Florida and 1 in the State of California. The credit on each link is good for three years from the live presentation date.
- 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 California Credits
- 2.00 CMLE
- 2.00 Florida Credits
- 2.00 MOC II
- 2.00 Participant