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Head Neck. 2010 Jan;32(1):104-8. doi: 10.1002/hed.21151.

Value of fine-needle aspiration biopsy of salivary gland lesions.

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  • 1Department of Pathology, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The aim of this study was to assess the utility of fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) in the diagnosis and treatment planning of the lesions of the salivary gland.

METHODS:

Eight hundred seventy-nine aspiration biopsies of the lesion of the salivary gland over a 10-year period, from 1997 to 2006, were reviewed with special reference to its value in the clinical treatment of patients.

RESULTS:

Cytologic as well as histologic diagnoses of 382 patients were available. In these diagnoses, the sensitivity of malignancy was 83% and specificity was 99%. The positive predictive value was 98%, and the negative predictive value was 97%. The overall accuracy was 93%. The correct subtyping of the benign lesions was 97%, and the exact type-specific concordance of the malignant lesions was 71%.

CONCLUSION:

Considerable benefit to the patient may result from the cautious use of FNAB of lesions of the salivary gland. The close co-operation between pathologist and surgeon can improve individual treatment.

PMID:
19459210
DOI:
10.1002/hed.21151
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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