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Salivary glands



Reviewer: Adriana Handra-Luca, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 24 January 2013, last major update September 2012
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● At least one section per 1 cm of tumor for large tumors, including tumor center and periphery
● Submit entire tumor if can do so in 5 sections or less
● Submit resection margins
● Save intervening levels on biopsies for special stains
● For neck dissections, should have 6 or more lymph nodes if selective dissection and 10 or more if modified radical neck dissection

Note also presence or absence of:
● Capsule
● Cartilage, calcific deposits
● Cystic change
● Extraglandular extension
● Localized / diffuse nature of tumor
● Margin involvement
● Necrosis
● Solitary / multifocal tumor

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