Salivary Gland Cytopathology - How Far to Go on FNA?
Daniel N. Johnson, MD
Fine needle aspiration is an important means for the preoperative evaluation of salivary gland lesions with significant implications for clinical and surgical management. Reactive and inflammatory lesions are observed or treated medically. Benign tumors are usually closely excised or followed. Low-grade malignancies are often treated with conservative resections with negative margins while high-grade SGCs with more radical resections that may include neck dissection and nerve sacrifice. The Milan System for Reporting Salivary Gland Cytopathology is helpful in guiding effective reporting and advises attempting to grade malignancies as either high- or low-grade and to provide a specific diagnosis whenever possible.
This educational activity is designed for pathologists, cytopathologists, cytotechnologists, students and other members of the cytopathology community.
- Identify key common features of non-neoplastic salivary gland processes on fine needle aspiration cytology
- Identify common benign neoplasms of salivary gland on FNA
- Identify features of primary salivary gland malignancies on FNA and appreciate features that might suggest low- or high-grade malignancies when possible
Daniel N. Johnson, MD
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