Squamous cells in fine-needle aspiration biopsies of salivary gland lesions: potential pitfalls in cytologic diagnosis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A spectrum of neoplastic and non-neoplastic lesions of the salivary glands may contain squamous cells. These include chronic sialadenitis, lymphoepithelial cyst, pleomorphic adenoma, Warthin's tumor, mucoepidermoid carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma. The squamous cells may be a defining feature of the lesion, or an occasional and thus unexpected finding, with a consequent potential for misdiagnosis. Clinical management of these lesions differs significantly, and careful evaluation of the squamous elements, along with attention to other cellular and background components, facilitates accurate diagnosis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mooney, EE; Dodd, LG; Layfield, LJ

Published Date

  • December 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 447 - 452

PubMed ID

  • 8989553

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 8755-1039

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0339(199612)15:5<447::AID-DC19>3.0.CO;2-N


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States