30 April 2020: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

Nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx > Nasal > Biphenotypic sinonasal sarcoma
by Josephine K. Dermawan, M.D., Ph.D., Laura O. Rabinowitz, M.D.
Topic summary: Recently recognized, rare, low grade soft tissue sarcoma of the sinonasal tract.

Pancreas > Exocrine tumors / carcinomas > Serous cystadenoma
by Pınar Bulutay, M.D., N. Volkan Adsay, M.D.

Prostate gland & seminal vesicles > Atypical / intraductal lesions > Atypical small acinar proliferation (ASAP), suspicious for but not diagnostic of malignancy
by Kenneth A. Iczkowski, M.D.
Topic summary: Updated topic with extensive number of original figures, expanded microscopic description, recent literature review, and board review style questions.

Stains & molecular markers > Alpha fetoprotein (AFP)
by João Lobo, M.D., Rui Henrique, M.D., Ph.D.

Testis & epididymis > General > World Health Organization (WHO) 2016 classification of tumors of the testis and paratesticular tissue
by Debra Zynger, M.D.

27 April 2020: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

Bladder & ureters > General > World Health Organization (WHO) 2016 classification of urothelial tract tumors
by Maria Tretiakova, M.D., Ph.D.

Breast nonmalignant > Nonneoplastic changes > Lactating adenoma
by Samaneh A. Motanagh, M.D., Kristen E. Muller, D.O.

Breast nonmalignant > Nonneoplastic changes > Pseudoangiomatous stromal hyperplasia
by Indu Agarwal, M.D., Luis Blanco, Jr., M.D.
Topic summary: New information and new photos.

Gallbladder & extrahepatic bile ducts > Malignant tumors > Gallbladder carcinoma
by Ashwin S. Akki, M.D, Ph.D.
Topic summary: Update on gallbladder adenocarcinoma, new images and board review style questions.

Stomach > Carcinoma > Hereditary diffuse gastric cancer
by Klaudia M. Nowak, M.D., Runjan Chetty, M.B.B.Ch., Ph.D.

24 April 2020: Weekly Roundup #7

Here’s what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com this week:

1. Authors

We appreciate the 612 authors (about 150 who are currently active) who have contributed to our free online textbook.

We have also added an option for current authors to include a paragraph describing their work to appear on our blog. This is yet another opportunity to educate pathologists.

2. New Pathology Related Humor

Here is some new pathology related humor, distributed by Dr. Peter Kobalka of Ohio State University.

3. PubMed References

We are considering an update to how we cite PubMed references. For more information and to vote on this, please click here.

4. Looking for Cytology Images

We are always looking for great cytology images to accompany our textbook topics. Our topics are very well written but the authors may not have access to these images. If you can help, email Nat@PathologyOutlines.com with the name of the topic as well as the images as attachments.

Images must meet our high standards and be accompanied by legends and captions. You will be cited as a contributor.

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20 April 2020: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

CNS nontumor > Malformations > Focal cortical dysplasia (epilepsy related malformations)
by Brigid E. Prayson, B.S., Richard Prayson, M.D.

Colon tumor > Carcinoma > IBD associated
by Lei Sun, M.D., Feng Yin, M.D., Ph.D.

Mandible & maxilla > Malignant tumors > Sclerosing odontogenic carcinoma
by Nathan Lee, D.M.D., Tony Ng, M.D., Ph.D.
Topic summary: New clinical and radiographic features, case reports and microscopic description.

Small intestine & ampulla > Inflammatory disorders > Peptic duodenitis
by Hasan Samra, M.D., Mohamed Mostafa, M.D.

Stains & molecular markers > SALL4
by Derek Hoerres, M.D., Sara Wobker, M.D., M.P.H.
Topic summary: Significantly expanded and revised with new diagnostic / prognostic utility, images and board review style questions.

Stomach > Carcinoma > Hereditary diffuse gastric cancer
by Klaudia M. Nowak, M.D., Runjan Chetty, M.B.B.Ch., Ph.D.

17 April 2020: Weekly Roundup #6

Here’s what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com this week:

1. Standardizing Chapters

We have started to standardize all chapters by putting features to report, grossing, staging and WHO classification at the beginning. We will keep you posted.

2. PubMed References

We are considering an update to how we cite PubMed references. For more information and to vote on this, please click here.

3. Looking for Cytology Images

We are always looking for great cytology images to accompany our textbook topics. Our topics are very well written but the authors may not have access to these images. If you can help, email Nat@PathologyOutlines.com with the name of the topic as well as the images as attachments.

Images must meet our high standards (see pathologyoutlines.com/authorprocedure.html) and be accompanied by legends and captions. You will be cited as a contributor.

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13 April 2020: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

Colon nontumor > Nonneoplastic, non-congenital lesions > Tactile corpuscle-like bodies
by Phoenix D. Bell, M.D., M.S., Aaron R. Huber, D.O.
Topic summary: Update on tactile corpuscle-like bodies (TCLBs) of the colon, including morphologic and immunohistochemical features to help distinguish these lesions from histologic mimics.

Kidney nontumor > Drug and toxin related tubulointerstitial injury > Bile cast nephropathy
by Sittipong Wangsawibul, M.D., Jonathan E. Zuckerman, M.D., Ph.D.
Topic summary: Newly added topic summarizing renal histopathologic findings in patients with liver failure and hyperbilirubinemia with original microscopic images and new board review style questions.

Lung nontumor > Infections > Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
by Akira Yoshikawa, M.D., Andrey Bychkov, M.D., Ph.D.

Pancreas > Exocrine tumors / carcinomas > Intraductal oncocytic papillary neoplasm
by Gokce Askan, M.D., Olca Basturk, M.D.

Soft tissue > Fibroblastic / myofibroblastic tumors > Calcifying fibrous tumor
by Smitha Mruthyunjayappa, M.D., Deepti Dhall, M.D.
Topic summary: New information, new images and board review style questions.

Thyroid gland > Papillary thyroid carcinoma > Papillary thyroid carcinoma – classic
by Bin Xu, M.D., Ph.D.
Topic summary: New topic with clinical and pathologic features of papillary thyroid carcinoma, classic type.

We have added new images to the topics:

Cervix > Carcinoma > Squamous cell carcinoma and variants
microscopic images contributed by Jijgee Munkhdelger, M.D., Ph.D. and Andrey Bychkov, M.D., Ph.D.

Cervix > Premalignant / preinvasive lesions > Adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS)
microscopic images contributed by Jijgee Munkhdelger, M.D., Ph.D. and Andrey Bychkov, M.D., Ph.D.

Cervix > Premalignant / preinvasive lesions > HSIL (CIN II – moderate dysplasia, CIN III – severe dysplasia)
microscopic images contributed by Jijgee Munkhdelger, M.D., Ph.D. and Andrey Bychkov, M.D., Ph.D.

Colon tumor > Polyps > Tubulovillous / villous adenoma
microscopic images contributed by Jijgee Munkhdelger, M.D., Ph.D. and Andrey Bychkov, M.D., Ph.D.

Skin nonmelanocytic tumor > Cysts > Epidermal (epidermoid) type
microscopic images contributed by Jijgee Munkhdelger, M.D., Ph.D. and Andrey Bychkov, M.D., Ph.D.<

Stains & molecular markers > p16
microscopic images contributed by Jijgee Munkhdelger, M.D., Ph.D. and Andrey Bychkov, M.D., Ph.D.

10 April 2020: Weekly Roundup #5

Here’s what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com this week:

1. Promotional Email Contest Winner #1

Norman Bell, who works at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care Service (CAVHCS) in Montgomery, Alabama, has won the first PathologyOutlines.com Promotional Email Contest! For simply opening up PathologyOutlines.com email blasts, Norman has won a $50 Amazon gift card.

If you’d like a chance at winning, visit pathologyoutlines.com/promoemailcontest.html for sign up information and terms.

2. Adblockers

PathologyOutlines.com relies exclusively on digital advertising to pay the expenses to maintain our free, comprehensive, online textbook with 6,500+ topics. We understand why people use adblockers, but if you do, we would appreciate if you would whitelist our site or disable your ad blocker for PathologyOutlines.com. Click here for details.

3. Looking for Cytology Images

We are looking for great cytology images to accompany our textbook topics. Our topics are very well written but the authors may not have access to these images. If you can help, email Nat@PathologyOutlines.com with the name of the topic as well as the images as attachments.

Images must meet our high standards (see pathologyoutlines.com/authorprocedure.html) and be accompanied by legends and captions. You will be cited as a contributor.

4. New COVID-19 Content

PathologyOutlines.com has a new topic on COVID-19 related lung infections written by Akira Yoshikawa, M.D. and Andrey Bychkov, M.D., Ph.D. This topic will be updated as more information becomes available.

Click here to read this new topic.

5. Authors

We have recently seen a marked increase in new authors writing for us.

6. New Advertise Page

We have hired a marketing company who has designed a new Advertise page in order to generate revenue and pay for our improved textbook.

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6 April 2020: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

Bone marrow nonneoplastic > Alterations in cellularity > Aplastic anemia (AA)
by Valentina Sangiorgio, M.D., Marie Calaminici, M.D., Ph.D.
Topic summary: Detailed insight into the diagnostic criteria (including molecular and cytogenetic) and differential diagnosis; new histologic images from real cases and new clinically relevant board review style questions.

Cervix > Benign / nonneoplastic lesions > Tunnel clusters
by Gulisa Turashvili, M.D., Ph.D.
Topic summary: Updated topic with new images, board review style questions and more detailed histopathologic diagnosis.

Cervix > Premalignant / preinvasive lesions > Radiation atypia
by Erika M. Baardsen, D.O., Marilin Rosa, M.D.

Informatics, digital & computational pathology > Whole slide imaging > Fundamentals
by Samreen Fathima, M.B.B.S., Anil Parwani, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.

Kidney tumor > Benign adult tumors > Metanephric adenoma
by Tatjana Antic, M.D.

Skin nonmelanocytic tumor > Lymphoma and related disorders – T cell / NK cell neoplasms > Lymphomatoid papulosis
by Mario L. Marques-Piubelli, M.D., Maria C. Ferrufino-Schmidt, M.D., Roberto N. Miranda, M.D.
Topic summary: Entirely new topic with new figures, updated epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnostic criteria, prognostic factors, case reports, treatment, clinical images, histological description, microscopic images, immunohistochemistry description, molecular description, sample pathology repot, differential diagnosis and board review style questions.

Soft tissue > Uncertain differentiation > Epithelioid sarcoma
by Farres Obeidin, M.D., Borislav Alexiev, M.D.
Topic summary: Topic expanded and revised with new images, new information, new differentials and board review style questions.

Vulva, vagina & female urethra > Squamous tumors and precursors > HPV associated squamous intraepithelial lesion (SIL)
by Matthias Choschzick, M.D.

3 April 2020: Weekly Roundup #4

Here’s what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com this week:

1. Working From Home

Same as last week, we are still in business but because our entire office is working from home, responses may be delayed.

2. New COVID-19 Content

We are in the process of adding some content related to the COVID-19 pandemic – we will keep you posted.

3. New Authors

We are increasing the pace of topic updates, but we’re always looking for new authors. Please review our author qualifications at pathologyoutlines.com/authorinformation.html and contact Dr. Pernick at Nat@PathologyOutlines.com if you’re interested in writing for us.

4. Merch Contest Suspended

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PathologyOutlines.com will be temporarily suspending our merchandise contest. That said, our official shop is still open at shop.spreadshirt.com/pathologyoutlines/, and all proceeds will directly benefit the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

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1 April 2020: Industry News Updates

Check out our Industry News page. We have updated it with the following article / articles from:

AdvantEdge Healthcare SolutionsUnitedHealthcare Requiring Hospital Outreach Labs to Contract as Independent Reference Labs
Effective May 1, 2020, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) will deny any non-patient lab test claims submitted by hospital outreach labs if billed under the hospital’s facility participation agreement. Rest of article