Slide tutorial – Case 5

Clinical history: 73yo female – inferior auricular mass.

Digital slide: FNA, pap and DQ (x 40 scan) – Review before progressing

Macroscopic and microscopic images:


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Video tutorial

Case discussion

This is an important case because it;

  • illustrates the cytological features of a common neoplastic condition

The key features to take away include;

  • cytological features of pleomorphic adenoma on both DQ and Pap stain.


Extended learning topics

Discuss the cytological findings in

  • Pleomorphic adenoma
  • Warthin’s tumour
  • Acinic cell carcinoma 


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This case has been de-identified and is intended for educational purposes only

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