Salivary glands
Cytopathology competency / milestone assessment
General introduction



Topic Completed: 1 December 2013

Revised: 12 March 2019

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PubMed Search: Salivary glands cytopathology[TIAB]

Michelle R. Pramick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pramick M.R., Baloch Z.W. Cytopathology competency - general introduction. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/salivaryglandscompgeneral.html. Accessed August 20th, 2019.
Definition / general
  1. Fine needle aspiration biopsy of salivary gland lesions
  2. Normal salivary glands
  3. Cells
    • Acinic cells
    • Ductal cells
    • Myoepithelial cells
    • Oncocytes
    • Miscellaneous
    • Lymphoid tissue
  4. Diseases of the salivary gland
    • Sialadenosis
    • Cysts
    • Nonneoplastic cysts
    • Neoplastic cysts
    • Sialadenitis
    • Chronic sialadenitis
    • Radiation sialadenitis
    • Granulomatous sialadenitis
    • Necrotizing sialometaplasia
    • Adenomatoid hyperplasia
    • Autoimmune sialadenitis
    • Benign lymphoepithelial lesion
    • Benign lymphoepithelial cyst
    • Parotid gland in HIV infection
  5. Salivary gland neoplasms
  6. Benign salivary gland tumors
    • Pleomorphic adenoma
    • Monomorphic adenoma
    • Warthin tumor
    • Oncocytoma
  7. Malignant salivary gland tumors
    • Adenoid cystic carcinoma
    • Mucoepidermoid carcinoma
    • Acinic cell carcinoma
    • Malignant mixed tumor
  8. Other salivary gland tumors
    • Adenocarcinoma
    • Primary squamous cell carcinoma
    • Undifferentiated carcinoma
    • Small cell carcinoma
    • Malignant myoepithelioma
    • Clear cell tumors
    • Malignant lymphoma
    • Mesenchymal tumors
    • Metastasis
  9. Salivary gland masses in children
  10. System based practice monitors
Six ACGME competencies
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice based learning
  • System based practice
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Patient care
  • Professionalism
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