Preoperative diagnostic of parotid gland neoplasms: fine-needle aspiration cytology or core needle biopsy?

Zbären, Peter; Triantafyllou, Asterios; Devaney, Kenneth O; Poorten, Vincent Vander; Hellquist, Henrik; Rinaldo, Alessandra; Ferlito, Alfio (2018). Preoperative diagnostic of parotid gland neoplasms: fine-needle aspiration cytology or core needle biopsy? European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology, 275(11), pp. 2609-2613. Springer 10.1007/s00405-018-5131-0

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A preoperative cytologic or histologic diagnosis of parotid gland neoplasms is mandatory to decide which surgical procedure would be appropriate. Open biopsies are contraindicated because of the risk of recurrence secondary to tumour cell seeding; furthermore a subsequent curative parotid surgery can be complicated by a previous open biopsy. While fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) was the only preoperative diagnostic procedure to distinguish benign versus malignant neoplasms over the past decades, core needle biopsy (CNB) has been increasingly used over the last few years. This created a debate as to whether FNAC or CNB should be the preoperative procedure of choice. The focus of this editorial is to analyse the advantages and disadvantages of FNAC and CNB, and to discuss which procedure is more appropriate in the preoperative work-up of parotid neoplasms.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (ENT)

UniBE Contributor:

Zbären, Peter

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0937-4477

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stefan Weder

Date Deposited:

23 Jan 2019 12:48

Last Modified:

24 Oct 2019 08:16

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00405-018-5131-0

PubMed ID:

30238310

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.123708

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/123708

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