23 September 2022: Case of the Month #519

Thanks to Drs. Mario Marques-Piubelli and Roberto Miranda, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA, for contributing this case and discussion and to Dr. Genevieve Crane, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, for reviewing the discussion.

Clinical history:

A 51 year old man with a medical history of HIV infection who was noncompliant with antiretroviral therapy presented with cough, dyspnea, chest pain, fever and pancytopenia. CT showed pleural and pericardial effusions but no masses. A pleurocentesis was performed.

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17 August 2022: Case of the Month #518

Thanks to Drs. Mariel Molina Nunez and Julie Jorns, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, for contributing this case and discussion and to Dr. Kristen Muller, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA for reviewing the discussion.

Clinical history:

A postmenopausal woman, on a screening mammogram, was found to have a 15 mm mass in the lower inner quadrant of the left breast. Breast ultrasound revealed a 1.7 cm complex solid and cystic mass.

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20 July 2022: Case of the Month #517

Thanks to Dr. Viktoryia Kazlouskaya, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, for contributing this case and discussion and to Dr. Jonathan Ho, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica for reviewing the discussion.

Clinical history:

A man in his 50s presented with leonine (resembling a lion) facies and keratotic papules all over his body. He mentioned that the condition has been present since he was a child and that his mother and siblings had similar skin features. A skin biopsy was obtained.

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22 June 2022: Case of the Month #516

Thanks to Drs. Hyunkyu Shin and Christian M. Schürch, University Hospital and Comprehensive Cancer Center, Tübingen, Germany, for contributing this case and discussion and to Dr. Borislav Alexiev, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA for reviewing the discussion.

Clinical history:

A 27 year old man presented with multiple peritoneal masses, up to 3.5 cm in size, with extension into the retroperitoneum and abdominal lymphadenopathy with necrosis.

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18 May 2022: Case of the Month #515

Thanks to Dr. Ayesha Farooq, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA and Dr. Julie Jorns, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA for contributing this case and discussion and to Dr. Gary Tozbikian, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA for reviewing the discussion.

Clinical history:

A young woman presented to the emergency department with right breast pain, erythema and drainage. She recently had her bilateral nipples pierced and developed a small sore near the border of her right nipple that progressed to an open wound. She developed fevers, chills and nausea. She had a prior history of breast reduction complicated by skin infection but no personal or family history of breast disease.

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20 April 2022: Case of the Month #514

Thanks to Dr. Chunyu Cai, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA for contributing this case and discussion and to Dr. Meaghan Morris, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA for reviewing the discussion.

Clinical history:

A 51 year old man presents with progressive hearing loss in the left ear, intermittent dizziness, difficulty walking and recent onset of severe headaches.

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1 April 2022: Weekly Roundup #84


This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. New Editorial Board Member for Hematopathology

Dr. Anamarija Perry was recently appointed to our Editorial Board for Hematopathology. She is an Associate Professor of Pathology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She obtained her M.D. at the University of Zagreb School of Medicine in Zagreb, Croatia and then completed her Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency at the University of Cincinnati, followed by a fellowship in Hematopathology at the University of Nebraska.

2. Whole Slide Images

We are planning to add the capability of hosting whole slide images (WSI), perhaps 50 – 100 per year, which would be under our control so we no longer have to rely on links that often break. For visitors, this means they could view the images with a standard browser without add-ons. For authors, this means they would upload the images directly or give us access so we could do it ourselves. It also means our staff, many with IT backgrounds, would handle the IT issues. Because of a limited budget, we cannot go with the standard solutions, which cost $25K – $100K.

Please contact Nat@PathologyOutlines.com if you work with WSI and are willing to share some of your server and IT capabilities with us – we can discuss the terms. We are also open to other possible solutions.

3. Case #513

Case #513 was posted on March 23. You can sign up for our monthly case newsletters and more here.

4. Downtime

PathologyOutlines.com will be down for upgrades today (April 1) at 10 p.m. EST for a few hours. Our apologies in advance for any inconvenience.

5. USCAP 2022

We had a great show at USCAP 2022 in Los Angeles. We took many photos and videos, which we have already started posting on our social media accounts (see Facebook / YouTube / Instagram / Twitter) and Testimonials page. We met with many of our authors and editors and recruited additional authors. We signed up and discussed the Directory with pathologists worldwide as well as received feedback on how to make PathologyOutlines.com more useful.

18 February 2022: Weekly Roundup #80


This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. Case #512

Case #512 was posted on February 17. You can sign up for our monthly case newsletters and more here.

2. Worldwide Directory of Pathologists

Do you have a favorite image you want to show off to other pathologists? Add it to your Directory profile!

With 5,000+ Pathologists now in the Directory, we have implemented a simple way to make changes to your listing. Simply click here and you will be directed to our new Change Form, where you can make adjustments, additions or deletions to any element in your listing. You can manually describe what changes you need or choose to be taken through a guided series of options. Either way, it will take only a few minutes to complete. Of course, you can also always email us at Directory@PathologyOutlines.com.

3. “Ending Cancer As We Know It”

For the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act of 1971, we are highlighting videos that discuss President Biden’s goal of “ending cancer as we know it”.

Listen to Dr. Danny Welch, University of Kansas Cancer Center:

Our Curing Cancer Network group is focused on substantially reducing cancer deaths. What are your ideas for reducing cancer deaths? Comment them here or email Dr. Pernick at Nat@PathologyOutlines.com.

4. USCAP 2022

Visit us this year at USCAP, booth #323! Get some fortune cookies and chat with our staff. If you like our website, tell us why with a short video. As part of our Curing Cancer Network,  give us your ideas on how we can substantially reduce cancer deaths.

21 January 2022: Weekly Roundup #76


This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. Case #511

Case #511 was posted on January 19. You can sign up for our monthly case newsletters and more here.

2. 2021 Q4 Jobs Report

We have posted the PathologyOutlines.com jobs report for the 4th quarter of 2021. For this quarter, there were 372 job postings at PathologyOutlines.com for full time or part time Pathologists, which form the basis for the statistics in the report. This is a 55.0% increase from the 240 job postings in the fourth quarter of 2020. You can read more about which types of positions were posted and filter them by subspecialty and location here

3. PathologyOutlines.com Featured in Detroit Jewish News

Detroit Jewish News recently featured PathologyOutlines.com in an article about our 20th anniversary. Read it here!

4. Thank You To Our Advertisers

Thank you to all of our advertisers in 2021! Your support allowed us to continue to expand and improve. In recognition, we donated to 8 charities, including:

  • Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • Fisher House-Michigan
  • Kids Without Cancer
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

5. New Editorial Board

Check out our new Editorial Board here! We update this image every month or so as our Editorial Board changes. This image is also found on our main Authors page.

6. Record Traffic

In 2021, we again had record traffic. We averaged 49,509 sessions (visits) per day, an increase of 21.9% from 2020. We had 18 million sessions and an incredible 40 million pageviews in 2021. We also had record traffic for the home page (desktop plus mobile) at 3.7 million page views and the jobs page at 663,276 page views. Thanks for your support and your suggestions to improve the website, which we carefully consider and frequently implement. Contact us at Comments@PathologyOutlines.com with any comments or questions.

17 December 2021: Weekly Roundup #73


This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. Website Glitches

We have installed a firewall to improve the security of our website, but it seems to be causing 404 errors. While we are working on fixing it, hitting refresh will usually reload the page, although you may need to try several times or wait a minute. The website is not actually down – this is some complicated internal struggle in the network.

2. Case #510

Case #510 was posted on December 16. You can sign up for our monthly case newsletters and more here.

3. Jobs Record

We now have a record of 732 jobs posted on our Jobs page. Dr. Pernick attributes this to senior pathologists deciding to retire during the pandemic, but he welcomes your stories or your thoughts on this at Nat@PathologyOutlines.com.

4. Curing Cancer Network

We sent out another edition of our Curing Cancer Network newsletter. Sign up here to receive it directly in your inbox and view the most recent newsletter here.

5. Worldwide Directory of Pathologists

We have created or added Directory profiles for most pathologists at Harvard, Mayo Clinic, University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins, Emory, MD Anderson and other institutions.

We have now posted profiles of 13% of U.S. pathologists, aiming for 50% by next summer. Next, we are adding profiles for pathologists at Washington University, University of Utah and University of Toronto, but any pathologist can create their own profile by filling in this brief form. Use your profile to share your words of wisdom, the secrets of your success or your favorite pathology image.