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BACKGROUND Sharing digital pathology images for enterprise- wide use into a picture archiving and communication system (PACS) is not yet widely adopted. We share our solution and 3-year experience of transmitting such images to an enterprise image server (EIS). METHODS Gross pathology images acquired by prosectors were integrated with clinical cases into(More)
The American Society of Clinical Oncology/College of American Pathologists (ASCO/CAP) guidelines recommend reporting of hormone receptor test results in a semiquantitative manner. This study used 74 resected estrogen receptor (ER)-positive invasive breast cancers to determine reproducibility of semiquantitative scoring of hormone receptors using the H-score(More)
CONTEXT Cervical screening in the United States increasingly involves newer US Food and Drug Administration-approved cytologic methods and adjunctive high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) DNA testing. OBJECTIVE To document cervical screening test performance preceding histopathologic cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) 2/3 diagnoses. DESIGN(More)
BACKGROUND Photomicrographs in Anatomic Pathology provide a means of quickly sharing information from a glass slide for consultation, education, documentation and publication. While static image acquisition historically involved the use of a permanently mounted camera unit on a microscope, such cameras may be expensive, need to be connected to a computer,(More)
Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma (ChRCC) and oncocytoma present with a perplexing overlap of morphologic and immunohistochemical features. ChRCC have deletions in the 1p21.1 region including the amylase α-1A gene (AMY1A). No such deletions are found in oncocytoma. Instead, oncocytomas shared other deletions on chromosome 1: 1p31.3, 1q25.2, and 1q44. We(More)
Angiomyolipomas of the kidney have been known to harbor malignant neoplasms including renal cell carcinoma. We report a case of a tumor-to-tumor metastasis (TTM) involving metastatic breast carcinoma and angiomyolipoma. The patient was a 67-year-old female with a history of invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast. Follow-up positron emission tomography 9(More)
Collision tumors, characterized by the coexistence of phenotypically and genotypically distinct tumors at the same site, are distinctly rare in the genitourinary tract and pose a diagnostic challenge. The goal of this study is to present a series of such cases from a single institution highlighting the unusual clinicopathologic features of these tumors. Six(More)
The immense volume of cases signed out by surgical pathologists on a daily basis gives little time to think about exactly how data are stored. An understanding of the basics of data representation has implications that affect a pathologist's daily practice. This article covers the basics of data representation and its importance in the design of electronic(More)
INTRODUCTION Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a vascular neoplasm with distinct clinical-epidemiological subtypes and varied clinical presentations. While the association of KS with human herpesvirus-8 (HHV8, KSHV) infection is well known, additional factors are needed for tumorigenesis. The precise sequence of events involved in KS development, progression and(More)
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