Dataset for histopathology reporting of salivary gland neoplasms

Royal College of Pathologists - RCPATH
Royal College of Pathologists
Publication date:
25 November 2013


This document presents the core data that should be provided in histopathology reports on specimens of malignant neoplasms arising in the salivary glands. Malignant neoplasms arising in the minor salivary tissue of the mucosa of the upper aerodigestive tract should be reported using the same staging principles as for other primary mucosal malignancies and including predictive factors associated with specific histological types. It does not cover benign salivary neoplasms, although pathology reports on these neoplasms would be expected to include an overall description of the specimen and the tumour, the histology type and the proximity of the neoplasm to the resection margins.