Release Date: May 2018
CC: PC, MK, PBL, ICS, PR, SBP
Esther D. Rossi, MD, PhD, MIAC
Pathologist and Associate Professor, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli, Rome, Italy
Tumors of the salivary gland include a wide range of benign and malignant neoplasms that often pose diagnostic challenges for both cytopathologists and surgical pathologists.
The above-mentioned issues are further intensified due to the lack of a tiered diagnostic framework by which salivary gland FNA specimens are reported. This classification system describes a novel and uniform international approach for classifying and reporting salivary gland FNA samples. The new reporting system is evidence-based, using data from the literature as well as from the experience of a multidisciplinary group of leading experts involved in the field of salivary gland cytopathology. The aim of this classification scheme is to provide a practical, uniform reporting system whose diagnostic categories will be linked with risks of malignancy and correlated with clinical management strategies. This webcast will use a case-based approach to discuss practical aspects of diagnosing major types of salivary gland tumors with particular emphasis on the differential diagnosis, diagnostic problems, and pitfalls according to the new Milan system for reporting salivary gland cytopathology. Upon completion of the webcast, participants should be able to: 1) recognize the characteristic cytologic and histologic features of commonly encountered as well as diagnostically challenging salivary gland tumors; 2) formulate a differential diagnosis and discuss the pitfalls in the cytologic and histologic diagnosis of salivary gland tumors; 3) correctly allocate into one of the different categories from the Milan system; 4) understand the role and limitations of fine needle aspiration in the evaluation of salivary gland neoplasms; and 5) effectively use ancillary techniques in the cytologic and histologic evaluation of difficult salivary gland tumors.
After attending this session, participants will be able to:
- Describe the new Milan classification system for salivary gland cytology.
- Define the proposed diagnostic categories of the Milan classification system for salivary gland cytology.
- Identify the characteristic entities and their morphological evaluation with a uniform diagnostic system.
Who should attend? Practicing Pathologists, Residents, Doctoral Scientists, Pathologists’ Assistants, Cytotechnologists, Students