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Gross Examination

  • Joaquín J. García
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Abstract

Comprehensive gross examination of a salivary gland neoplasm is often requisite to its accurate classification. Although benign and malignant neoplasms routinely mimic one another grossly, visual inspection directs appropriate tissue sampling for microscopic examination. Some of the commonly encountered gross appearances include the following (Figs. 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 4.10, 4.11, 4.12, 4.13, 4.14, 4.15, 4.16, 4.17, 4.18, 4.19, 4.20, 4.21, 4.22, 4.23, 4.24, 4.25, 4.26, 4.27, 4.28, 4.29, 4.30, 4.31, 4.32, 4.33, 4.34, 4.35 and 4.36):
  • Encapsulated

  • Circumscribed

  • Nodular

  • Infiltrative

  • Chondroid

  • Oncocytic

  • Hemorrhagic

  • Cystic

  • Necrotic

Keywords

Parotid gland Submandibular gland Sublingual gland 

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joaquín J. García
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  1. 1.Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine & PathologyMayo Clinic RochesterRochesterUSA

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