4 June 2020: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

Breast nonmalignant > Benign tumors > Pleomorphic adenoma
by Shabnam Jaffer, M.D.
Topic summary: Similar to salivary gland topic in morphology, immunohistochemistry, prognosis and treatment, except rarer in breast and lacks molecular change. May be a variant of intraductal papilloma.

Breast nonmalignant > Inflammatory > Fat necrosis
by Elizabeth Abels, M.D., Jing He, M.D.
Topic summary: Updated information, expanded microscopic and gross description, new microscopic images, detailed differential diagnoses and board review style questions.

Breast nonmalignant > Nonneoplastic changes > Apocrine metaplasia
by Carlos C. Diez Freire, M.D., Shahla Masood, M.D.
Topic summary: Common metaplastic change characterized by enlarged epithelial cells with abundant granular eosinophilic cytoplasm that can show apical snouting. Nice micro images. Detailed cytology description and list of positive and negative stains.

Esophagus > Premalignant lesions > Barrett related dysplasia
by Dipti M. Karamchandani, M.D.
Topic summary: Most important risk factor for esophageal adenocarcinoma. Diagnosis and grading can be challenging, especially with coexisting inflammation. Detailed micro description and extensive images.

Laboratory Administration & Management of Pathology Practices > Planning > Creating a business plan
by David A. Novis, M.D.
Topic summary: Important guidelines by an expert to review before you start a business. Detailed road map describing the implementation of an intended business and what you should think about before you take the plunge!

We have added new images to the topics:

Salivary glands > Primary salivary gland neoplasms – benign > Warthin tumor
cytology images contributed by Robin Pike, M.D.