Cytologic grading of primary malignant salivary gland tumors: A blinded review by an international panel

Johnson D. N. , Onenerk M., Krane J. F. , Rossi E. D. , Baloch Z., Barkan G., ...More

CANCER CYTOPATHOLOGY, vol.128, no.6, pp.392-402, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 128 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/cncy.22271
  • Title of Journal : CANCER CYTOPATHOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.392-402


Background Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is commonly used for the preoperative evaluation of salivary gland tumors. Tumor grade is a key factor influencing clinical management of salivary gland carcinomas (SGCs). To assess the ability to grade nonbasaloid SGCs in FNA specimens, an international panel of cytopathologists convened to review and score SGC cases.