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British Association for Cytopathology August 2023 Case Study

Cytology histology correlation confirms an unusual variant of a common malignancy

Dr Tim Bracey Consultant Histopathologist Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust

Clinical information

  • 70-year-old man presents with a mass in left lateral zygoma.
  • On U/S there was a hypoechoic lesion in the left parotid 1.3 x 0.9 cm, and a further probable lymph node 0.5 cm in the left zygomatic area.
  • Following informed consent an FNA (without ROSE) was taken from the left parotid lesion