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Pathology

Key Information

Cell type and grade, exact location within specimen, exact size of lesion, invasion of capsule (salivary glands and thyroid), presence of other tumors in specimen, location, depth of invasion (mucosa, musculature, supporting tissues), involvement of surgical margins, size and number of lymph nodes involved (ipsilateral or contralateral), number and location of uninvolved lymph nodes, invasion of blood vessels and/or lymphatic channels within specimen, extension to adjacent tissues, results of biopsies of possible metastatic sites

  • Cytology
  • Needle Biopsy and Aspiration

Go to the Pathology page of the Diagnostic Tests module for more information.