Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of salivary gland tumours: Repeat aspiration provides further information in cases with an unclear initial cytological diagnosis

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    • Affiliation:
      a Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth PO6 3LY, UK
      b Department of Histopathology, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth PO6 3LY, UK
      c Department of Otolaryngology, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth PO6 3LY, UK
      d Department of Clinical Radiology, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Tremona Road, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK
    • Keywords:
      Salivary gland
      Tumour
      Fine needle aspiration cytology
      Diagnosis
      Head and neck
    • Abstract:
      Introduction Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) for salivary gland tumours requires expertise in interpretation. When a diagnosis is not clear (despite a cellular aspirate), published work is lacking on the value of repeating the test.
    • Abstract:
      Results 33 patients (24% of study group) had repeat FNAC. A definite cytological diagnosis was subsequently made in 27/33 patients (82%). The sensitivity (84%) and specificity (93%) of repeat FNAC in distinguishing benign from malignant tumours was similar to initial FNAC (70% and 95%, respectively).
    • Abstract:
      Conclusions Repeat FNAC may provide a cytological diagnosis in cases where the initial diagnosis is not clear, although cytology should be used in conjunction with other investigations of salivary tumours, including image-guided biopsy examination where appropriate. Ideally salivary gland FNAC should be interpreted by a specialist pathologist.
    • ISSN:
      0266-4356
    • Accession Number:
      10.1016/j.bjoms.2008.12.014
    • Accession Number:
      S0266435609000114
    • Copyright:
      Copyright @ 2009 The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Published by Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved.
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BRENNAN, P. A. et al. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of salivary gland tumours: Repeat aspiration provides further information in cases with an unclear initial cytological diagnosis. British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, [s. l.], v. 48, n. 1, p. 26–29, 2010. DOI 10.1016/j.bjoms.2008.12.014. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edselp&AN=S0266435609000114. Acesso em: 2 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Brennan PA, Davies B, Poller D, et al. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of salivary gland tumours: Repeat aspiration provides further information in cases with an unclear initial cytological diagnosis. British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. 2010;48(1):26-29. doi:10.1016/j.bjoms.2008.12.014.
    • AMA11:
      Brennan PA, Davies B, Poller D, et al. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of salivary gland tumours: Repeat aspiration provides further information in cases with an unclear initial cytological diagnosis. British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. 2010;48(1):26-29. doi:10.1016/j.bjoms.2008.12.014
    • APA:
      Brennan, P. A., Davies, B., Poller, D., Mead, Z., Bayne, D., Puxeddu, R., & Oeppen, R. S. (2010). Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of salivary gland tumours: Repeat aspiration provides further information in cases with an unclear initial cytological diagnosis. British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 48(1), 26–29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjoms.2008.12.014
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Brennan, Peter A., Benedict Davies, David Poller, Zoe Mead, Duncan Bayne, Roberto Puxeddu, and Rachel S. Oeppen. 2010. “Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) of Salivary Gland Tumours: Repeat Aspiration Provides Further Information in Cases with an Unclear Initial Cytological Diagnosis.” British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 48 (1): 26–29. doi:10.1016/j.bjoms.2008.12.014.
    • Harvard:
      Brennan, P. A. et al. (2010) ‘Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of salivary gland tumours: Repeat aspiration provides further information in cases with an unclear initial cytological diagnosis’, British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 48(1), pp. 26–29. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2008.12.014.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Brennan, PA, Davies, B, Poller, D, Mead, Z, Bayne, D, Puxeddu, R & Oeppen, RS 2010, ‘Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of salivary gland tumours: Repeat aspiration provides further information in cases with an unclear initial cytological diagnosis’, British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 26–29, viewed 2 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Brennan, Peter A., et al. “Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) of Salivary Gland Tumours: Repeat Aspiration Provides Further Information in Cases with an Unclear Initial Cytological Diagnosis.” British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, vol. 48, no. 1, Jan. 2010, pp. 26–29. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1016/j.bjoms.2008.12.014.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Brennan, Peter A., Benedict Davies, David Poller, Zoe Mead, Duncan Bayne, Roberto Puxeddu, and Rachel S. Oeppen. “Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) of Salivary Gland Tumours: Repeat Aspiration Provides Further Information in Cases with an Unclear Initial Cytological Diagnosis.” British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 48, no. 1 (January 1, 2010): 26–29. doi:10.1016/j.bjoms.2008.12.014.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Brennan PA, Davies B, Poller D, Mead Z, Bayne D, Puxeddu R, et al. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of salivary gland tumours: Repeat aspiration provides further information in cases with an unclear initial cytological diagnosis. British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery [Internet]. 2010 Jan 1 [cited 2020 Jul 2];48(1):26–9. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edselp&AN=S0266435609000114