7 October 2022: Weekly Roundup #101

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

1. CAP 2022

Come visit our booth at CAP ’22 in New Orleans on October 9 – 11! For more information, click here.

2. Recommended Pathology Videos

We are starting a new feature for the textbook, listing recommended videos in their own topic. See pathologyoutlines.com/topic/kidneytumorvideos.html for the kidney tumor chapter. 

Please note that these videos are often general and don’t necessarily apply to any particular topic. Of course, the specific chapter topics often have their own videos too.

3. Pathology Jobs

For our Jobs page, these criteria can be combined by clicking any item:

  • Location (USA, Remote, Canada, Other are all a single search term)
  • Subspecialties
  • Organizations
  • Miscellaneous

The ‘All Jobs’ option at the end of each section will clear the selection for that section only.

The default sorting is by Post Date. However, by clicking the Jobs by Location link below the Subspecialty Totals drop down, the results will be sorted by location instead and is combinable with the above 4 items.

The drop down for Subspecialty Totals by State and Region is its own search and is not combinable with other elements.

30 September 2022: Weekly Roundup #100

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

1. New Editorial Board Appointment for Informatics and Digital Pathology

Dr. Jerome Cheng was appointed to our Editorial Board for Informatics and Digital Pathology. Dr. Cheng is an Associate Professor of Pathology in the Division of Pathology Informatics at the University of Michigan. He went to medical school at St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine and completed his Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University. He then completed a fellowship in Pathology Informatics at the University of Michigan.

2. What’s New in Kidney Tumor Pathology?

We have posted our most recent What’s New in Kidney Tumor Pathology e-newsletter, written by Maria Tretiakova, M.D. Make sure to subscribe to all of our future What’s New in Pathology e-newsletters at pathologyoutlines.com/subscribe.html.

3. Pathology Crossword Puzzle

Check out our latest pathology crossword puzzle at pathologyoutlines.com/crossword.html. It is not (yet) interactive, but you can download it and print it out.

4. Website Shortcut

Did you know that pathout.com is a shortcut to our full website name, pathologyoutlines.com? Use it whenever you’re short on time!

16 February 2021: Images of the Week

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

Bone marrow neoplastic > AML with t(8;21)(q22;q22)

Scattered blasts with prominent eosinophilic granules and rare Auer rods (leftmost blast).

Contributed by Sean Gu, M.D., Ph.D. and Alexa J. Siddon, M.D.

Kidney tumor > Adult renal cell carcinoma – common > Chromophobe eosinophilic variant

Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma eosinophilic variant, demonstrating diffuse marked perinuclear clearing / halos.

Contributed by Timothy Isaac Miller, M.D., M.A. and Maria Tretiakova, M.D., Ph.D.

Liver & intrahepatic bile ducts > Glycogenic hepatopathy

Pale and enlarged hepatocytes in a mosaic pattern with prominent cytoplasmic membranes and scattered background macrovesicular steatosis (200x).

Contributed by Raul S. Gonzalez, M.D.

Ovary > Endometrioid carcinoma

Back to back endometrioid glands; no solid component is seen.

Contributed by Ozlen Saglam, M.D.

Prostate gland & seminal vesicles > Low grade PIN

Atypical acinar cells with few scattered nucleoli growing in a tufted architecture (40x).

Contributed by Nicholas P. Reder, M.D., M.P.H.


How can you search the textbook?

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 60 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.

10 February 2021: Images of the Week

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

Breast > Sparganosis

Host reaction of rimming chronic inflammation and dense fibrosis around parasite (H&E, 4x)

Contributed by Bobbi Pritt, M.D.

CNS tumor > Pituitary adenoma

Sheet-like proliferation of monomorphous cells. Absence of acinar architecture. Frozen section, 20x.

Contributed by Michael Punsoni, M.D.

CNS tumor > Medulloblastoma, SHH activated

Nodular desmoplastic medulloblastoma, SHH activated. High power H&E shows sheets of undifferentiated cells with scattered mitotic figures and apoptotic bodies. Focal anaplastic features are present (cell wrapping, center of image).

Contributed by John DeWitt, M.D., Ph.D.

Kidney tumor > Adult cystic nephroma

Multiple thin walled cysts with smooth lining.

Contributed by Bonnie Choy, M.D.

Autopsy & forensics > Forensic entomology

The irregular, superficial surface erosion of the skin, usually orange-pink to yellow in color and the absence of hemorrhage is typical of postmortem ant feeding artifact.

Contributed by Priya Banerjee, M.D.


How can you search the textbook?

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 60 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.

16 December 2020: Micro Images of the Week

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

Adenosis

Expanded terminal duct lobular unit and adjacent (upper left) normal size terminal duct lobular unit (H&E, 4X).

Contributed by Julie M. Jorns, M.D.

Congenital mesoblastic nephroma

Tumor composed of intersecting fascicles of spindle cells.

Contributed by Ellen D’Hooghe, M.D. and Gordan M. Vujanic, M.D., Ph.D.

Large B cell lymphomas: ALK+ LBCL

ALK positive large B cell lymphoma with ALK positivity (bone marrow, IHC, 200x).

Contributed by Marie Therese Manipadam, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Molecular aspects of pancreatic cancer

Site: pancreatic head. Procedure: Whipple resection. Diagnosis: medullary pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Histologic finding: neoplastic cells with syncytial growth and without gland formation (hematoxylin eosin, original magnification 10x). Molecular findings: microsatellite instability is very common in the case of medullary histology.

Contributed by Claudio Luchini, M.D., Ph.D.

Chronic sialadenitis / sialolithiasis

40 year old man with submandibular pain; chronic inflammation with acinar atrophy and fibrosis (10x).

Contributed by James S. Lewis, M.D.

How can you search the textbook?

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.


24 November 2020: Images of the Week

Here are just a few of this week’s new images from our free, online textbook:

Bladder cytology -nonneoplastic

Degenerated infected cell with vesicular nucleus showing spider web chromatin (bladder washing, ThinPrep, 60x).

Written by Gong Feng, M.D., Ph.D.Bonnie Choy, M.D.

Metanephric adenofibroma

H&E image showing the epithelial component (bottom) and the stromal component (top).

Written by Rose Chami, M.D.

Trichoepithelioma / trichoblastoma

Cheek biopsy: trichoepithelioma with prominent keratin cyst formation. Note the bland cytologic features, cellular stroma and lack of epithelial stromal clefting (H&E, 100x magnification).

Written by Eleanor Russell-Goldman, M.D., Ph.D.

PAX8

Strong, diffuse nuclear expression of PAX8 in metastatic renal cell carcinoma involving the lung on needle core biopsy.

Written by Kelsey E. McHugh, M.D.

Thyroid gland cytology → Bethesda system, malignant

Papillary thyroid carcinoma, thyroid FNA: intranuclear cytoplasmic inclusion (arrow) and powdery chromatin (Papanicolaou, 40x).

Written by Ayana Suzuki, C.T.Andrey Bychkov, M.D., Ph.D.

How can you search the textbook?

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.