Salivary Gland Cytology: Clinical Context and a Pattern Based Approach to Diagnosis
Ajit S. Paintal, MD
his lecture will provide a concise review regarding the clinical approach to both the preoperative as well as post operative management of salivary gland neoplasms with a focus on the role of FNA biopsy in guiding treatment. A morphologic approach to diagnosis will be presented focusing on the major cytologic patterns seen in these tumors with an emphasis on the differential diagnosis of epithelial-stromal, basaloid, squamoid, granular, and high grade tumors. The proper role of ancillary studies in salivary gland cytology will be briefly discussed.
This educational activity is designed for pathologists, cytopathologists, cytotechnologists, students and other members of the cytopathology community.
- Elaborate on the use of salivary gland cytology in the context of the preoperative management of salivary gland tumors.
- Outline a pattern based approach to the morphologic diagnosis of salivary gland lesions and fully understand the limitations and strengths of aspiration cytology in this setting.
- Judiciously utilize ancillary studies in the diagnosis of salivary gland neoplasms
Current ACCME guidelines state that participants in CME activities should be made aware of any affiliation or financial interest that may affect the speaker’s presentation(s). Therefore, it is the policy of the ASC to insure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All planning individuals participating in any ASC Educational Activity are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the continuing education program. Click here for a complete list.
Ajit S. Paintal, 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