Salivary gland neoplasms are uncommon, and its features are diverse and complex. In our study we have included 31 cases of salivary gland neoplasms for which final needle aspiration was done and classified according to Milan criteria. Application of Milan system of classification of salivary gland neoplasms is useful in evaluation and choosing appropriate management. These cases were followed up with histopathology which is the gold standard in diagnosis of salivary gland neoplasms. A correlation between Milan criteria and histopathology was done and the effectiveness of fine needle aspiration cytology was studied. It showed sensitivity of 64.38% and negative predictive value of 30.77% due to the fact salivary gland lesions are complex with lesions sharing common histological features.
How to cite this article:
Dr. M Aswin Manikandan, Dr. Jaison Jacob John, Dr. CD Anand, Dr. G Shivashekar. An institutional study on salivary gland neoplasms and its challenges in diagnosis. Int J Clin Diagn Pathol 2020;3(2):18-23. DOI: 10.33545/pathol.2020.v3.i2a.218