Practical Head and Neck Pathology

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Danielle Elliott Range
  • Xiaoyin “Sara” Jiang

Part of the Practical Anatomic Pathology book series (PAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Sasha Jane Betz, Ricardo J. Padilla
    Pages 1-38
  3. Karan Saluja, Danielle Elliott Range, Adel K. El-Naggar
    Pages 39-58
  4. Xiaoyin “Sara” Jiang
    Pages 59-76
  5. Riya Kuklani, Aatika Malik, Kathleen T. Montone, He Wang
    Pages 77-110
  6. Danielle Elliott Range
    Pages 111-151
  7. Sasha Jane Betz, Ricardo J. Padilla
    Pages 153-191
  8. Danielle Elliott Range
    Pages 193-208
  9. Danielle Elliott Range, Michelle D. Williams
    Pages 209-256
  10. Shweta Agarwal, Peter M. Sadow, Xiaoyin “Sara” Jiang
    Pages 257-276
  11. Chad M. McCall, Adam L. Booth, Nicole D. Riddle
    Pages 277-329
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 331-346

About this book


Practical Head and Neck Pathology: Frequently Asked Questions centers around frequently asked questions, but it is not meant to be comprehensive in its approach.  Instead, it aims to touch on all major or commonly encountered entities.  Each chapter begins with a list of questions typically ordered from basic histologic knowledge, to inflammatory processes, primary tumors, and secondary tumor types.  Strategies for the diagnosis of salivary gland, metastatic head and neck cancers and thyroid disease using ancillary testing is highlighted. Small biopsy dilemmas in undifferentiated tumors of the sinonasal and nasopharyngeal tracts are undertaken with emphasis on differential diagnosis and ancillary techniques. The tables are the foundation of the book, offering a quick reference guide for salient features of various entities and differential diagnoses. A comprehensive set of references after each question can be used to supplement the information provided and give the reader a foundation for further learning. 
This book answers some of the difficult, prevailing and emerging questions in head and neck pathology that arise in everyday practice.  While such challenges may not always be frequent, they have tremendous impact on clinical practice. Clinically pertinent, molecular advances in treatment and diagnosis for the practicing and junior pathologist are covered.


Oral cavity Oropharynx, Nasopharynx hypopharynx Parathyroid gland

Editors and affiliations

  • Danielle Elliott Range
    • 1
  • Xiaoyin “Sara” Jiang
    • 2
  1. 1.Duke Health, Duke University Medical Center, Department of Pathology, Section of Head and Neck and Endocrine PathologyDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Duke Health, Duke University Medical Center, Department of Pathology, Section of Head and Neck and Endocrine PathologyDurhamUSA

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