The dataset has been developed for the reporting of resection and biopsy specimens of malignant neoplasms and associated carcinoma in situ arising from the major salivary glands. The protocol applies to all carcinomas of the parotid, submandibular and sublingual glands. Melanomas, lymphomas, and sarcomas are dealt with in separate datasets. Minor salivary gland malignancies arising in the oral cavity, nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses, trachea, nasopharynx, oropharynx and hypopharynx and odontogenic specimens are staged according to their anatomical sub-site and are dealt with in separate datasets. In addition, 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.