18 November 2022: Weekly Roundup #105

Here’s what you need to know about PathologyOutlines.com this week:

1. Stains and CD Markers

Adele has a great hit, ‘Rolling in the Deep‘, in which she sings, “We could have had it all”. But that is not true; life is about tradeoffs and we have to make the best deals or compromises that we can.

In that spirit, we are trimming the Stains & CD markers page to focus on those that are most popular or otherwise considered by our editors to be most important. We have removed some of the obscure / low traffic stains and we are no longer planning to update all CD markers. We have also put the low traffic / less important ones under CD markers – other, but we will not be updating them unless one of them becomes important.

Contact Nat@PathologyOutlines.com with any comments or questions.

2. Directory Image Contest

The Favorite Directory Image contest deadline has been extended to November 30, 2022. Visit pathologyoutlines.com/directorysignup.html to add a profile with your favorite image or pathologyoutlines.com/directorychange.html to add / change your favorite image on your existing profile.

The 3 winners will get gift cards of $250, $150 and $100 respectively and will be publicized on our website. Click here for more information.

Email Amal@PathologyOutlines.com with any questions. 

3. Website Header

We have rearranged our website’s headers to put the most important pages on the top line, which remains fixed as you scroll down.

21 October 2022: Weekly Roundup #102

Here’s what you need to know about PathologyOutlines.com this week:

1. Favorite Directory Image Contest

The Favorite Directory Image Contest deadline has been extended to November 30, 2022. Visit pathologyoutlines.com/directory to add or change your profile (review the blue box for specific instructions). 

2. Worldwide Directory of Pathologists

Now that our Directory at pathologyoutlines.com/directory contains almost all academic pathologists in the U.S. and Canada, we plan to link any references to these pathologists to their Directory profile, except when they are authors or editors for our textbook. We also suggest that these pathologists use their profile links in their own personal communications.

3. CD Markers

Our initial goal for CD markers was to have a complete list and to even include those that are quite obscure. Do you think we should include CD markers not particularly useful for pathologists? Email Nat@PathologyOutlines.com or comment on our blog if you have any input.

4. Board Review Style Questions

Currently, we have 2,700+ board review style questions, sorted by subspecialty and chapter, at pathologyoutlines.com/review-questions. More are added regularly from our textbook topics. We plan to license some of these questions to the American Board of Pathology for their CertLink program; we will let you know when this starts. We are also asking authors to give more detailed answers indicating why one selection is correct and the other selections are incorrect.

In addition, we are planning to start a free, individual self study module in 2023 that will track the questions you have answered and your results. This will require a personal password to access. More details will follow.

28 May 2021: Weekly Roundup #48

This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. New Editorial Board Member for GI Pathology

Dr. Monika Vyas has been appointed to the Editorial Board for GI pathology. Dr. Vyas completed her early pathology training at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India, followed by an AP/CP residency at the Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT.  She subsequently did an Oncologic Surgical Pathology fellowship and a Gastrointestinal / Pancreatobiliary Pathology fellowship at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY. She joined the faculty at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA in 2019.

2. Jobs Records

We had a record 114 jobs posted in April. Our previous record was 111 in October 2019. In addition, as of 27 May 2021, we have 506 jobs posted, the highest number in our history.

3. Chapter Updates

We recently merged the CD markers chapter into the Stains chapter. We also created a Molecular markers chapter and a Cytopathology chapter. Because we are moving some topics to other chapters, we will soon be removing the Methods chapter.

4. Author Collage

Thank you to the great authors who are contributing to our free online textbook. The collage on our homepage and 2020 authors page lists those who were particularly productive in 2020.

5. Books Posted in May

The following books were posted to our books database in May 2021:

9 December 2020: Images of the Week

Here is a selection of new images from our free, online textbook:

Adenomyoepithelial adenosis

Haphazardly arranged glands with bland epithelium and prominent myoepithelium with clear cytoplasm (H&E, 20x).

Contributed by Julie M. Jorns, M.D.


Immunohistochemical double staining demonstrating expression of CD34 (brown) by myeloid blasts and CD70 (red) by interstitial immune cells.

Contributed by Christian Schürch, M.D., Ph.D.

Indeterminate cell histiocytosis

Skin biopsy showing histiocytoid cells with eosinophilic cytoplasm and grooved, reniform nuclei in the dermis in indeterminate cell histiocytosis, 400x.

Contributed by Ryanne A. Brown, M.D., M.B.A.

Atypical carcinoid

Pulmonary atypical carcinoid tumor showing salt and pepper chromatin with inconspicuous nucleoli (400x).

Contributed by Philippe Joubert, M.D., Ph.D.

Buschke-Löwenstein tumor

Low magnification view of resection sample shows arborizing papillary architecture and maturing squamous surface epithelium.

Contributed by Lewis A. Hassell, M.D. (source: Juan Rosai Slide Collection)

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For desktop / tablet, you can either use the Google search bar in the upper right corner or visit PathologyOutlines.com and then scroll down to where the 61 chapters are listed, as demonstrated below.

For mobile, visit PathologyOutlines.com, click on “Chapters by Subspecialty” (as demonstrated below) and then click on the subspecialty, chapter and topic.

For any device you can use your favorite browser and type in PathologyOutlines.com in addition to the search term.