Physician Satisfaction with Surgical Pathology Reports: A 2-Year College of American Pathologists Q-Tracks Study (Report)

Physician Satisfaction with Surgical Pathology Reports: A 2-Year College of American Pathologists Q-Tracks Study (Report)

The surgical pathology report (either printed or via electronic distribution) is the final product of surgical pathology laboratories. Elements necessary for quality in surgical pathology reports include accuracy, timeliness, and completeness. (1) Each of these elements can, and should, be measured separately to assess the quality of the surgical pathology laboratory and its product. However, […]

Reporting Guidelines for Clinical Laboratory Reports in Surgical Pathology (Cap Laboratory Improvement Programs) (Clinical Report)

Reporting Guidelines for Clinical Laboratory Reports in Surgical Pathology (Cap Laboratory Improvement Programs) (Clinical Report)

The surgical pathology report (SPR) is the final written product of the surgical pathology laboratory, and it contains critical information that drives patient care, especially in the oncologic setting. A variety of individuals, including physicians, nurses, statisticians, epidemiologists, support personnel, and patients, use the information contained in the SPR. Because of the variety of people […]

Combined Large Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma and Papillary Serous Carcinoma of the Endometrium with Pagetoid Spread (Case Reports) (Author Abstract) (Report)

Combined Large Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma and Papillary Serous Carcinoma of the Endometrium with Pagetoid Spread (Case Reports) (Author Abstract) (Report)

Although mixed endometrial carcinomas with a neuroendocrine component are rare, (1,2) combined neuroendocrine carcinoma and papillary serous carcinoma of the endometrium is even more unusual. (3) We report the first case, to our knowledge, of a mixed large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma and papillary serous carcinoma of the endometrium, which had pagetoid spread of the neuroendocrine […]

Raymond's Paragraph System: An Alternative Format for the Organization of Gross Pathology Reports and Its Implementation in an Academic Teaching Hospital (Report)

Raymond’s Paragraph System: An Alternative Format for the Organization of Gross Pathology Reports and Its Implementation in an Academic Teaching Hospital (Report)

In July 2005, A. Kevin Raymond, MD, was a guest speaker at the orientation of the new pathology residents at The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Tex. The topic of the lecture was “The Paragraph System,” a gross pathology dictation system that he had developed and successfully used at his own institution, the M. D. Anderson Cancer […]

Precursor Lymphoblastic Lymphoma Reoccurring As a Donor-Derived Neoplasm: A Case Report and Review of the Literature (Case Reports) (Report)

Precursor Lymphoblastic Lymphoma Reoccurring As a Donor-Derived Neoplasm: A Case Report and Review of the Literature (Case Reports) (Report)

Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) encompasses a heterogeneous group of diseases characterized by lymphoid proliferation or lymphoma occurring as a result of immunosuppression in solid organ or bone marrow allograft transplant recipients. (1) Lesions arising less than 1 year posttransplantation are predominantly attributable to genomic integration of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV); by contrast, lesions occurring late after […]

Clinical Laboratory Reports in Molecular Pathology (Cap Laboratory Improvement Program)

Clinical Laboratory Reports in Molecular Pathology (Cap Laboratory Improvement Program)

The physician who orders a molecular test expects the laboratory report to state what test was done and the result that was obtained. Many clinicians find it helpful if the report further describes what the result means for their patient based on analytic and clinical performance characteristics of the test in correlation with the clinical […]

A Dermal Vascular Hamartoma in a Sun Conure (Aratinga Solstitialis) (Clinical Reports) (Clinical Report)

A Dermal Vascular Hamartoma in a Sun Conure (Aratinga Solstitialis) (Clinical Reports) (Clinical Report)

Abstract: A 19-month-old sun conure (Aratinga solstitialis) of undetermined sex was examined for feather picking of the cranial ventral thoracic region and a lump on the right shoulder. An irregular dermal mass present on the dorsal aspect of the bird’s right shoulder was surgically removed. On the basis of histopathologic, histochemical, and immunohistochemical examination, the […]