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The Milan System for Reporting Salivary Gland Cytopathology

  • William C. Faquin
  • Esther Diana Rossi
  • Zubair Baloch
  • Güliz A. Barkan
  • Maria P. Foschini
  • Daniel F.I. Kurtycz
  • Marc Pusztaszeri
  • Philippe Vielh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Zubair Baloch, Andrew S. Field, Nora Katabi, Bruce M. Wenig
    Pages 1-9
  3. Maria Pia Foschini, Esther Diana Rossi, Kayoko Higuchi, Nirag C. Jhala, Ivana Kholová, Makoto Urano et al.
    Pages 11-20
  4. William C. Faquin, Massimo Bongiovanni, Fabiano Mesquita Callegari, Sule Canberk, Tarik M. Elsheikh, Daniel F. I. Kurtycz et al.
    Pages 21-41
  5. Marc Pusztaszeri, Zubair Baloch, William C. Faquin, Esther Diana Rossi, Z. Laura Tabatabai
    Pages 43-54
  6. Zubair Baloch, Guido Fadda, Pınar Fırat, Jerzey Klijanienko, Jeffrey F. Krane, Lester Layfield et al.
    Pages 55-83
  7. Esther Diana Rossi, Andrew S. Field, Syed Z. Ali, Ashish Chandra, Yun Gong, Zahra Maleki et al.
    Pages 85-95
  8. Swati Mehrotra, Mousa A. Al-Abbadi, Güliz A. Barkan, Stefan E. Pambuccian, Philippe Vielh, He Wang et al.
    Pages 97-137
  9. Marc Pusztaszeri, Jorge S. Reis-Filho, Fernando Carlos de Lander Schmitt, Marcia Edelweiss
    Pages 139-155
  10. Mandeep S. Bajwa, Piero Nicolai, Mark A. Varvares
    Pages 157-168
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 177-182

About this book


This volume describes a uniform international approach for classifying and reporting salivary gland FNA samples. The new reporting system is evidence-based using data from the literature as well as upon the experience of a multi-disciplinary group of leading experts involved in the field of salivary gland cytopathology. Each diagnostic category of this novel salivary gland reporting system includes detailed descriptions of the cytologic criteria as well as a comprehensive set of photomicrographs demonstrating all of the key microscopic features along with annotated descriptions for each image.


Designed as a practical book with easy readability, The Milan System for Reporting Salivary Gland Cytopathology combines the high-quality images of an atlas with a logical approach described in concise text-form and in line-drawing algorithms. It presents for the first time, an international cytologic reporting system for salivary gland lesions designed and endorsed by a panel of experts in the field.


Cystic salivary gland lesions FNA specimen adequacy criteria salivary gland neoplasms Secondary tumors of the salivary gland Milan Reporting System

Editors and affiliations

  • William C. Faquin
    • 1
  • Esther Diana Rossi
    • 2
  • Zubair Baloch
    • 3
  • Güliz A. Barkan
    • 4
  • Maria P. Foschini
    • 5
  • Daniel F.I. Kurtycz
    • 6
  • Marc Pusztaszeri
    • 7
  • Philippe Vielh
    • 8
  1. 1.Department of PathologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Unita’ Operativa Istopatologia e CitodiagnosticaFondazione Policlinico Universitario A. GemelliRomeItaly
  3. 3.Department of Pathology & Laboratory MedicineUniversity of Pennsylvania Medical CenterPhiladelphiaUSA
  4. 4.Department of PathologyLoyola University Medical CenterMaywoodUSA
  5. 5.Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor SciencesUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  6. 6.Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA
  7. 7.Department of PathologyJewish General Hospital and McGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  8. 8.Department of Anatomic and Molecular PathologyNational Laboratory of HealthDudelangeLuxembourg

About the editors

William C. Faquin, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Pathology, Boston, MA, USA
Esther Diana Rossi, MD, PhD
Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli, Unita’ Operativa Istopatologia e Citodiagnostica, Rome, Italy
Zubair Baloch, MD
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA 
Güliz A. Barkan, MD
Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Pathology, Maywood, IL, USA
Maria P. Foschini, MD
University of Bologna, Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, Bellaria Hospital, Anatomic Pathology Unit, Bologna, Italy
Daniel F.I. Kurtycz, MD
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Madison, WI, USA
Marc Pusztaszeri, MD
Jewish General Hospital and McGill University, Department of Pathology, Montréal, Québec, Canada  
Philippe Vielh, MD, PhD, FIAC
National Laboratory of Health, Department of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology, Dudelange, Luxembourg

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Milan System for Reporting Salivary Gland Cytopathology
  • Editors William C. Faquin
    Esther Diana Rossi
    Zubair Baloch
    Güliz A. Barkan
    Maria P. Foschini
    Daniel F.I. Kurtycz
    Marc Pusztaszeri
    Philippe Vielh
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-71284-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-71285-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 182
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 189 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pathology
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