Taisia Vitkovski

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BACKGROUND Increasingly, as in our institution, operating rooms are located in hospitals and the pathology suite is located at a distant location because of off-site consolidation of pathology services. Telepathology is a technology which bridges the gap between pathologists and offers a means to obtain a consultation remotely. We aimed to evaluate the(More)
An incidental finding of napsin A-positive breast carcinoma with apocrine features during workup for metastatic cancer in an axillary lymph node led to our investigation of the incidence of napsin A expression in breast carcinomas, focusing on those with apocrine features. We included 97 cases of breast carcinomas and performed immunohistochemistry with(More)
We report a case of pulmonary adenofibroma in a 29-year-old female found by CT scan during work-up for midline chest pain. To our knowledge, the cytological features of this entity have not been previously reported. Cytology demonstrated bland epithelial and stromal cells of varying size without karyorrhexis, pyknosis, or necrosis and with very rare(More)
OBJECTIVES Fine needle aspiration (FNAB) is an effective, minimally-invasive, inexpensive, diagnostic technique. The objective of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of FNAB in the diagnosis of bone lesions. METHODS FNABs of bone lesions diagnosed at our institution over a 2-year period were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS 241 samples were(More)
Modern manatees have a unique type of tooth development, continually forming identical new molars in the posterior end of each quadrant of their mouths, and then progressively moving teeth anteriorly, only to reabsorb roots and spit out worn crowns. This process is not only developmentally complex, but requires space in the oral cavity that imposes its own(More)
Malakoplakia is a rare granulomatous disease that most commonly occurs in the urinary tract. It is characterized by sheets of histiocytes with granular basophilic inclusions and Michaelis-Gutmann bodies. We present an exceedingly rare case of malakoplakia of the thyroid in a 54-year-old Caucasian woman on immunosuppressive therapy for renal transplant(More)
IgG4-related sclerosing disease of the breast is a rare entity with 10 reports in the literature. We report the first case in a male patient. A 48-year-old male presented with 4-week history of palpable right upper outer quadrant breast mass associated with skin puckering. He reported a family history of breast cancer in his aunt. Ultrasound and mammography(More)
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