These specimens are often removed for stones and sialadenitis.

Fresh HandlingEdit

  • Describe size in three dimensions, shape (round/ovoid/irregular/distorted), color (pink/tan/hemorrhagic) and firmness (firm/soft/heterogeneous).
  • Ink the specimen (just in case the pre-op diagnosis is incorrect or an occult tumor is found).
  • Section by breadloafing specimen and pay close attention for stones and small gravelly sludge.
  • Note color, texture and firmness on cut section.

Grossing InEdit

3-4 representative sections are sufficient. Request 1 H&E level per block.

Return to Head and Neck Grossing

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