The smears are mildly cellular and contain scattered macrophages and lymphoid cells presenting as dispersed cells and small clusters. Also present is a large cluster of epithelioid cells (granuloma) and scattered multinucleate giant cells throughout, in a background of blood. One small salivary gland acinus is included. No malignant cells are identified.
FNA Left Parotid: Non-necrotising granulomatous inflammation. Negative for malignancy. Features favour sarcoidosis.