Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology for Neck Masses in Childhood. An Illustrative Approach
AbstractThe primary indication of fine-needle aspiration cytology of the head and neck region is a thyroid nodule or a mass located in the cervical area or the head. Although a thyroid nodule may raise the suspicion of malignancy, less than one in 20 cases results in a carcinoma. In addition, the list of differential diagnoses is quite different according to the age of the patient. A number of benign lesions, such as branchial cysts, sialadenosis, and sialoadenitis are often seen in childhood and youth. The malignant lesions that are on the top of the list of a pediatric mass of the head and neck (H&N) region include rhabdomyosarcoma, neuroblastoma, and papillary carcinoma of the thyroid gland. This critical review of the diagnostic features of a pediatric mass of the H&N region is accompanied by panels of several cytology features that may be of help to the cytopathologist and clinician. View Full-Text
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Sergi, C.; Dhiman, A.; Gray, J.-A. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology for Neck Masses in Childhood. An Illustrative Approach. Diagnostics 2018, 8, 28.
Sergi C, Dhiman A, Gray J-A. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology for Neck Masses in Childhood. An Illustrative Approach. Diagnostics. 2018; 8(2):28.Chicago/Turabian Style
Sergi, Consolato; Dhiman, Aneesh; Gray, Jo-Ann. 2018. "Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology for Neck Masses in Childhood. An Illustrative Approach." Diagnostics 8, no. 2: 28.
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