What’s New in the AFIP Fascicle on Salivary Gland Tumors: A Few Highlights from the 4th Series Atlas

Abstract

After a 12 year interval from the previous fascicle, a new fascicle on Tumors of the Salivary Glands in the new fourth series of the AFIP Atlas of Tumor Pathology was published in 2008. The data, presentation, illustrations, tables, and physical characteristics of the newest fascicle have been updated and improved. There have only been a few alterations and additions to the classification of tumors and tumor-like non-neoplastic conditions of salivary gland. Three of the most significant are discussed in this paper. Sialoblastoma has been reclassified as malignant; inflammatory pseudotumor has been reclassified as neoplastic and re-identified as inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor; and sclerosing polycystic adenosis is a new entity among tumor-like conditions.

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Ellis, G.L. What’s New in the AFIP Fascicle on Salivary Gland Tumors: A Few Highlights from the 4th Series Atlas. Head and Neck Pathol 3, 225–230 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12105-009-0128-z

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Keywords

  • Salivary gland
  • Neoplasia
  • Tumors
  • Neoplasms
  • Malignant
  • Benign
  • Statistics
  • Prevalence
  • Incidence
  • Clinical
  • Radiographic
  • Molecular
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Prognosis
  • Management
  • Differential diagnoses