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2 July 2020: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics: Bladder, ureter & renal pelvis > Cystitis > Cystitis cystica and cystitis glandularis by Lindsey Durowoju, M.D., Maria Tretiakova, M.D., Ph.D. Topic summary: Proliferative or reactive changes occurring in von Brunn nests which acquire luminal spaces, become cystically dilated (cystitis cystica), undergo glandular metaplasia (cystitis glandularis) … Continue reading 2 July 2020: Textbook Updates

29 June 2020: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics: Kidney tumor > General > Grossing by Debra Zynger, M.D. Topic summary: This topic describes how to gross specimens obtained from partial and radical nephrectomy procedures for suspected renal cortical tumors. Many high quality gross images are included. Lung nontumor > Other interstitial pneumonitis / fibrosis … Continue reading 29 June 2020: Textbook Updates

25 June 2020: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics: Bone > Other tumors > Simple bone cyst by Nasir Ud Din, M.B.B.S. Topic summary: Cystic bone lesion, usually first 2 decades, with compatible radiological features; cyst lacks epithelial lining. Fibrin-like deposits in cyst wall organize and mineralize, forming immature and mature bone as well as … Continue reading 25 June 2020: Textbook Updates

23 June 2020: Biweekly Image Quiz #33

Author: John DeWitt, M.D., Ph.D. Which is true about this brain lesion presenting in a 50 year old man? Select an answer: A. R132H-IDH1 immunohistochemistry is negative, no further testing is necessary B. If R132H-IDH1 immunohistochemistry is positive, ATRX staining of tumor cells is expected to be lost C. If R132H-IDH1 immunohistochemistry is positive, ATRX … Continue reading 23 June 2020: Biweekly Image Quiz #33

18 June 2020: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics: CD markers > CD47 by Frido Bruehl, M.D., Christian M. Schürch, M.D., Ph.D. Topic summary: A ubiquitously expressed marker of self that prevents phagocytosis of cells containing it. In oncology, is a promising therapeutic target for advanced solid and hematolymphoid malignancies. In transfusion medicine, is highly … Continue reading 18 June 2020: Textbook Updates

17 June 2020: Case of the Month #492

Thanks to Dr. Raul Gonzalez, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts (USA), for contributing this case and writing the discussion. A 68 year old woman with a history of Crohn’s disease presented with small bowel perforation. All cases are archived on our website. To view them sorted by case number, diagnosis or category, visit our … Continue reading 17 June 2020: Case of the Month #492

15 June 2020: Dr. Pernick’s AACR Paper Presentation

Dr. Pernick will present a paper entitled “How cancer arises from chronic inflammation, based on complexity theory” at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Virtual Annual Meeting II on June 22, 2020. He welcomes your comments at Nat@PathologyOutlines.com. Feel free to read the paper and peruse the meeting information at the below links: Abstract … Continue reading 15 June 2020: Dr. Pernick’s AACR Paper Presentation

11 June 2020: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics: Cervix > Carcinoma > Gastric type adenocarcinoma by Gulisa Turashvili, M.D., Ph.D. Topic summary: Common subtype of endocervical adenocarcinoma which includes minimal deviation adenocarcinoma. Not associated with HPV. Tumor cells usually contain tall apical mucin. New images, board review questions and more detailed histopathology. Eye > … Continue reading 11 June 2020: Textbook Updates

9 June 2020: Industry News Updates

Check out our Industry News page. We have updated it with the following article / articles from: Change Healthcare – 7 Ways to Help Create a Sustainable Competitive Advantage Today’s healthcare providers are facing increasing revenue pressure from declining reimbursement, fixed costs, and growing patient responsibility. Labs are no exception. Maintaining existing business while growing … Continue reading 9 June 2020: Industry News Updates

8 June 2020: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics: Microbiology & parasitology > Atypical bacteria: Mycoplasma > M. pneumoniae by Arthur H. Totten, Ph.D., George Andy Farr, M.L.S., Sixto M. Leal, Jr., M.D., Ph.D. Topic summary: Leading bacterial cause of community acquired pneumonia. Predominately affects children 5 – 18 years. Disseminated infections in immunocompromised. Not … Continue reading 8 June 2020: Textbook Updates

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