PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE

Brain, Spinal Cord, and Meninges

Dec 27, 2016 by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE Comments Off on Brain, Spinal Cord, and Meninges

1.  Neoplasm or not neoplasm: This hypercellular lesion is composed of pleomorphic cells with atypical nuclei, which indicate neoplasm. If the lesion were not neoplastic, other etiologic categories, including infectious, inflammatory,…

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Pancreas

Dec 27, 2016 by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE Comments Off on Pancreas

Altered acinar cells are found with moderate frequency when multiple sections of pancreas are evaluated (Fig. 35.2). Acinar dilatation (acinar ectasia) is rare in surgical specimens (28) and has been…

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Uterine Corpus

Dec 27, 2016 by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE Comments Off on Uterine Corpus

MYOMECTOMY SPECIMENS Myomectomies are performed in women who wish to retain their uterus, usually to relieve symptoms produced by the neoplasm. Although there is no evidence to support this, myomectomies…

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Mediastinum

Dec 27, 2016 by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE Comments Off on Mediastinum

Simple radiographic localization of a mediastinal mass has considerable value in and of itself. Substantial information is available on the relative likelihood of any given lesion in the three anatomically…

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Breast

Dec 27, 2016 by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE Comments Off on Breast

The number of blocks submitted from specimens varies depending on circumstances. It is important, however, that tumors be sampled thoroughly because their microscopic appearance may vary from area to area….

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