Salivary glands
Cytopathology competency / milestone assessment
1. Fine needle aspiration biopsy of salivary gland lesions

Authors: Michelle R. Pramick, M.D., Zubair W. Baloch, M.D., Ph.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 9 March 2018, last major update December 2013

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Cite this page: Pramick, M.R., Baloch, Z.W. Cytopathology competency - 1. fine needle aspiration biopsy of salivary gland lesions. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/salivaryglandscompfineneedle.html. Accessed July 21st, 2018.
Medical knowledge
  1. Understand the clinical questions that can be answered by a fine needle aspiration biopsy of a salivary gland
  2. Understand the potential risks associated with a fine needle aspiration biopsy of a salivary gland
  3. Understand the advantages of a fine needle aspiration biopsy of a salivary gland over a frozen section
  4. Know the primary indication for fine needle aspiration of a salivary gland
  5. Know the relative sensitivity and specificity of a fine needle aspiration biopsy of salivary gland lesions
  6. Understand the potential causes of false positive and false negative diagnoses
Practice based learning
  1. Understand that a fine needle aspiration biopsy of a salivary gland should be correlated with clinical findings and followup procedures performed as indicated