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Pathologists are the educators of the medical community, continually sharing rare and interesting cases with their colleagues and other health care professionals. We thought it would be helpful for the patient to enter the mind of the pathologist to better understand the nuances and vast knowledge base that a surgical pathologist must manage to render a final diagnosis. The cases are divided into broad general categories. Currently, these cases are used as part of the teaching programs for the Departments of Pathology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in Los Angeles, CA and for the Dermatology Residents of the Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine.

For recent additions to the teaching collection, visit our sister site Got Path? (www.gotpath.com)

For recent additions to the dermatopathology teaching collection, visit our other sister site DermpathMD (www.dermpathmd.com)

Case Studies

Dermatopathology (Skin Pathology)
Gastrointestinal Pathology
Orthopedic Pathology (Joints and Bone)
Uropathology (Prostate, Urinary Bladder, Urethra)

Talks and Presentations

General Pathology
Jazz and the Art of Surgical Pathology

College of American Pathologists (CAP) Performance Improvement Program (PIP) 2003-A
College of American Pathologists (CAP) Performance Improvement Program (PIP) 2003-B
College of American Pathologists (CAP) Performance Improvement Program (PIP) 2003-C
College of American Pathologists (CAP) Performance Improvement Program (PIP) 2003-D

Adnexal Tumors of the Skin-An Overview
Basal Cell Carcinoma-Aggressive Variants
Congenital Melanocytic Nevus-Clinical and Pathologic Pitfalls
Dermatopathology-Back to Basics, We've Only Just Begun
Dermatopathology Double Takes I
Dermatopathological Emergencies
Dermatopathology Slide Review-Part 1
Dermatopathology Slide Review-Part 2
Immunofluorescence of the Skin
Infections of the Skin
Inflammatory or Neoplastic?
Invisible Dermatoses
Lichenoid Dermatitis

Melanoma-Back to Basics, I Thought I Knew Ya!
Melanoma Sentinel Lymph Node Staging-Is it the Gold Standard?
Melanoma Through the Malpractice Scope
Mucinous Disorders of the Skin-Don't GAG me!
Mycosis Fungoides-Can Pathologists Make the Diagnosis?
Spongiotic Dermatitis-Can We Be More Specific?
Squamous Cell Carcinoma-Good Grades Are Not Enough!
Vascular Tumors of the Skin-In Medusa's Image

Gastrointestinal Pathology
Gastrointestinal Pathology Update-Are We Speaking the Same Language? (Malignant Polyps and Barrett's Esophagus)

Gynecological Pathology
Glandular Lesions of the Pap Smear

Clinical Chemistry
D-Dimer and Thromboembolism
Herbal Medicines and the Unexplained Laboratory Test Result
Ischemia Modified Albumin
Free Prostate Specific Antigen
Urine Based Assays for Bladder Cancer

Commonly Used Terms

Basic Principles of Disease
Learn the basic disease classifications of cancers, infections, and inflammation

Commonly Used Terms
This is a glossary of terms often found in a pathology report.

Diagnostic Process
Learn how a pathologist makes a diagnosis using a microscope

Surgical Pathology Report
Examine an actual biopsy report to understand what each section means

Special Stains
Understand the tools the pathologist utilizes to aid in the diagnosis

How Accurate is My Report?
Pathologists actively oversee every area of the laboratory to ensure your report is accurate

Got Path?
Recent teaching cases and lectures presented in conferences

Internet Links

Pathologists Who Make A Difference
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Who is the Pathologist?
Who is the Dermatopathologist?

Last Updated February 16, 2005

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