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Common Consultation Issues In Head And Neck Pathology


November 07 2022


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


  • Dr Martin Bullock
    Dr Martin Bullock

    Martin Bullock is a head and neck pathologist who practices at the Queen Elizabeth II HSC in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His practice includes H&N and thyroid pathology, and cytopathology, including a large consultation practice from within the Maritime provinces. He is currently Division Head of Anatomical Pathology at the QEII/Central Zone of Nova Scotia Health.


This presentation will focus on several topics that commonly are a reason for consultations in head and neck pathology: biopsies of salivary tumors (minor salivary gland tumors and sometimes core biopsies from major glands), jaw cysts and gingival masses, and “atypical squamous proliferations”, in which the differential diagnosis is pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia vs well differentiated squamous cell carcinoma.


  • Approach the work-up and reporting of small biopsies of salivary gland tumors
  • Categorize and recognize the commonest jaw cysts
  • Categorize and recognize common gingival lesions
  • List common causes of pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia in head and neck specimens

Target Audience

Pathologists, Residents

CanMEDS Roles

Medical Expert (the integrating role), Communicator, Health Advocate