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Intraoperative Diagnostic Issues in Head and Neck Pathology

Original release date:
 January 29, 2020
Access to this course expires on:  October 4, 2022 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Faculty: Qihui (Jim) Zhai, MD

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the limitations of head and neck frozen section diagnosis, and when to defer as well as instances where a frozen section is contraindicated.
  • Discuss small blue cell tumors in the head and neck area through synthesis of the clinical information and histologic features, and use of relevant ancillary studies including flow cytometry and molecular techniques.
  • Distinguish a benign neck primary cystic lesion from a metastatic well-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma in a neck lymph node.
  • Recognize frozen section diagnostic implications, pitfalls, and pearls in thyroid nodules and parathyroid glands.