Scope

The dataset has been developed for the reporting of resection and biopsy specimens of the ear and temporal bone. It includes ONLY primary tumours of the external auditory canal, middle and inner ear, including both benign and malignant entities (specifically due to anatomic confines and management alternatives which may require significant, destructive or disfiguring surgery).
By definition, all malignancies of the external ear (pinna, concha, scaphoid, lobe, etc., such as squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, atypical fibroxanthoma, Merkel cell carcinoma and melanoma) are separately covered by the dermatopathology datasets.
Neck dissections and nodal excisions are dealt with in a separate dataset, and this dataset should be used in conjunction, where applicable. For bilateral tumours, a separate dataset should be completed for each tumour.
 
ICCR Ear and Temporal Bone Tumours Bookmarked guide - 1359 KB
ICCR Ear and Temporal Bone Tumours Hyperlinked guide - 719 KB
ICCR Ear and Temporal Bone Tumours Dataset in Word - 525 KB

Publication History

This dataset was developed with the kind support of the North American Society of Head and Neck Pathology (NASHNP), American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (AAOMP), International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists (IAOP) and British Society for Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (BSOMP).

1st edition – September 2018
  • Read more on the ear and temporal bone tumours dataset from the journal article written by the dataset authors: Data set for the reporting of ear and temporal bone tumours: Explanations and recommendations of the guidelines from the international collaboration on cancer reporting (ICCR). Gupta R, Sandison A, Wenig BM, Thompson LDR. Arch Pathol Lab Med, 2018. doi: 10.5858/arpa.2018-0415-SA. [Epub ahead of print] 

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  • To reference this dataset please use the following citation: Thompson LDR, Gupta R, Sandison A, Wenig BM. (2018) Ear and Temporal Bone Tumours, Histopathology Reporting Guide, 1st Edition. International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting; Sydney, Australia. ISBN: 978-1-925687-22-4

Expert Committee

The Ear and Temporal Bone Tumours dataset was developed by the following international team:
  • Chair and Series Champion - Lester Thompson, USA
  • ICCR  representative - John Srigley, Canada and David Ellis, Australia
Domain experts:
  • Ruta Gupta, Australia
  • Ann Sandison, UK
  • Bruce Wenig, USA