The dataset has been developed for the reporting of lymph node resections from patients with carcinomas and melanomas of the head and neck. This excludes nodal resections for lymphoma and sarcomas. It is not intended for use in reporting lymph node core biopsy or fine needle aspirations. Carcinomas covered by the dataset include squamous cell carcinomas, sinonasal carcinomas, salivary and non-salivary type adenocarcinomas and neuroendocrine tumours. Pathologists may also apply the dataset to metastatic non-Merkel cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas and other cutaneous carcinomas. This dataset is to be used in conjunction with other datasets in the Head and Neck Series.
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