Non-Salivary Gland Neoplasms and Conditions of Head and Neck
Zahra Maleki, MD
Fine needle aspiration has gained a significant popularity in evaluation of head and neck lesions due to its minimal invasive nature, lack of scar, and possibility of repeating the procedure. There is also an increase in demand by clinicians and surgeons to receive a definitive diagnosis in order to avoid any unnecessary aggressive procedures. Although the metastases are the most common mass lesions in head and neck, a wide variety of both benign and malignant neoplasms including rare conditions may arise primarily in this anatomic site.This presentation reviews cytomorphology of head and neck mass lesions along with differential diagnosis.
This educational activity is designed for pathologists, cytopathologists, cytotechnologists, students and other members of the cytopathology community.
- Discuss the role of fine needle aspiration and rapid on site evaluation in specimen triaging.
- Recognize main solid and cystic lesions of the head and neck and their cytomorphologic features.
- Utilize ancillary testing in head and neck lesions.
- Work up head and neck squamous cell carcinomas.
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Zahra Maleki, MD
The presenter has no conflicts of interest or financial relationships to disclose.
ACCREDITATION AND DESIGNATION STATEMENTS
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 (MOC)
This product can help fulfill the CME requirements and Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) mandated by the American Board of Pathology Maintenance of Certification (MOC) 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