Dr. Sadow's Head & Neck Pathology Study Set

From MGH Learn Pathology

Peter Sadow, MD, PhD


Head and Neck Pathology is diverse and has crossover with many other anatomic pathology subspecialities, including Endocrine Pathology, Neuropathology, Dermatopathology, Bone & Soft Tissue Pathology, Ocular Pathology, and, of course, Hematopathology. And, as we clip off the neck to end our anatomical head & neck journey, we encounter our colleagues in Pulmonary Pathology (trachea) and Gastrointestinal Pathology (esophagus). Oral pathologists comprise a subset of our direct colleagues, and there are head & neck pathologists who practice oral pathology (such as at MGH, with an oral maxillofacial surgery department), and there are oral pathologists (predominantly trained as dentists with residency/fellowship training in oral medicine/pathology) who practice head & neck pathology. There are nebulous areas at the junction of anatomic pathology, clinical pathology and clinical medicine, namely infectious and rheumatologic processes. As anatomic pathologists, we function best as diagnostic adjuvant partners in these areas rather than as primarily diagnosticians in a vacuum. Please enjoy some of these teaching cases as they continuously evolve.

Table of contents

  1. Sinonasal and Nasopharynx (146 slides)
  2. Larynx, Trachea, Hypopharynx (44 slides)
  3. Salivary (140 slides)
  4. Ear and Temporal Bone (50 slides)
  5. Oral Cavity (140 slides)
  6. Oropharynx (17 slides)
  7. Neck (38 slides)
  8. Orbit (43 slides)
  9. Endocrine (344 slides)