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British Association for Cytopathology March 2024 Case Study

An unusual diagnosis in FNA Parotid Gland

Dr Joey Hamilton Consultant Pathologist and Sue Smith Advanced Practitioner Pathlinks Northern Lincs & Goole NHS Trust

Clinical information

  • 76 year old male.
  • History of skin cancer Squamous cell carcinoma and a ‘collision tumour’ (well differentiated squamous cell carcinoma, nodular basal cell carcinoma).
  • Asymptomatic lump to right face for 7 months
  • Examination showed a 3cm fixed firm non tender lump within the right parotid.